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Customs foils attempt to smuggle 1377kg copper at Libyan border

Customs foils attempt to smuggle 1377kg copper at Libyan border

CAIRO: Customs forces in Sallum village, east of the border with Libya, foiled an attempt to smuggle Egyptian currency and copper.

By searching a vehicle coming from Libya,  more than a ton of copper of 80,000 EGP ($10,227) were found and seized.

Also, in an attempt to smuggle cash, customs found 39,000 EGP with a lorry driver heading to Libya.

A police report was made for evasion of custom duties and the necessary legal procedures were taken.

On Monday, police arrested eight involved in the Egyptian Mint Authority robbery case, after returning 50 kg of stolen gold.

On Sept. 10, 15 2-kg bullions, 23 gold plates weighing 22 Kilograms alongside a number of commemorative medals made to mark the New Suez Canal inauguration were stolen from the mint house.