Police seize 181 artifacts in smuggling attempt

Police stopped more than 100 Islamic and pharaonic artifacts from leaving the country Thursday after receiving a tip about a smuggling attempt.

Authorities said they had seized 133 packages containing 181 artifacts from a shipping company's warehouse in Cairo.

The executive manager of the shipping company alleged that the packages belonged to a foreign suspect who had ordered them shipped to his home country via the Alexandria Port.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm


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