Escaped Egyptian tycoon attempts to smuggle out tons of antiques

25 Apr 2011 7:20 AM | Anonymous

Escaped Egyptian tycoon attempts to smuggle out tons of antiques
Ahram Online, Sunday 24 Apr 2011

Three tons of valuables belonging to escaped Egyptian tycoon Hussein Salem, charged with corruption in connection with the export of natural gas to Israel, were confiscated at Cairo Airport yesterday evening
Airport Customs stopped yesterday evening 100 parcels allegedly belonging to Egyptian tycoon Hussein Salem, which were headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The parcels weighed three tons together and included paintings, antiques, carpets, gold plated trays, gold statues, expensive watches, clocks, clothes and items that may be subject to the Egyptian Law for the Protection of Antiquities.

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentPrint/1/0/10681/Egypt/0/Escaped-Egyptian-tycoon-attempts-to-smuggle-out-to.aspx

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