Monday, 27 February 2012

Egyptian authorities catch couple smuggling artifacts

Egyptian police prevented a British man and his wife from smuggling 19 artifacts out of the country, an antiquities official told Agence France Presse Sunday.

The couple were stopped in the southern Luxor airport with an assortment of relics including figurines and pots dating back to several eras, said Hassan Rasmi, who monitors the movement of antiquities in the country.

Police referred the wife to the prosecution after she broke three of the ancient relics.

The Daily Star Lebanon

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