Libyan woman arrested at Egypt's Borg Al-Arab airport for ivory smuggling

Ahram Online , Friday 8 May 2015

Customs authorities found bags full of ivory cylinders in the woman's luggage

A Libyan woman was arrested on Friday after attempting to smuggle several bags of ivory through Borg Al-Arab airport in Alexandria, reported state news agency MENA.

The woman was travelling from Tobrok airport via Libyan carrier Afriqiyah Airways.


Customs officers found several plastic bags full of cylinder-shaped pieces of ivory, painted in black for camouflage, in her luggage.


The passenger was referred to the prosecution for investigation while the ivory pieces were sent for veterinary quarantine.


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