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Tags: Egypt | weapons | bag | detention

Egypt Detains US Passenger With Weapons

Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:34 AM EDT

CAIRO — Egyptian authorities detained a passenger arriving at Cairo airport from New York on Wednesday after finding guns, bullets and knives in his baggage, an airport official told AFP.

Mohamed Ibrahim Marei, a US university professor of Egyptian origin, had flown in on an Egyptair flight from New York's JFK airport.

Customs officials noticed the passenger looked nervous and decided to open his luggage. They found two handguns and 250 bullets hidden in metal boxes, the official said on condition of anonymity.

In a secret compartment in the bag, authorities also found two swords, five daggers and six knives, he added.

An investigation has been launched, the official said.

Copyright © 2010 AFP. All rights reserved.

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CAIRO — Egyptian authorities detained a passenger arriving at Cairo airport from New York on Wednesday after finding guns, bullets and knives in his baggage, an airport official told AFP.
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Wednesday, 12 May 2010 10:34 AM
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