Egypt detains NY passenger with guns in luggage

Airport officials in Cairo say police have detained an American-Egyptian man who arrived on a flight from New York with several weapons in his luggage.

Last Updated: May 12, 2010, 20:21 PM IST

Cairo: Airport officials in Cairo say police
have detained an American-Egyptian man who arrived on a flight
from New York with several weapons in his luggage.
The officials say the man was taken into custody as he
tried to pass through customs with a metal box containing two
9 mm handguns, 250 bullets, several swords, daggers and
knives.
They say customs officials had been alerted after the
weapons were discovered when the box was examined upon arrival
today on an Egypt Air flight from New York`s JFK International
Airport in Cairo.

A police official confirmed the man was under
investigation by prosecutors.

The officials all spoke on condition of anonymity because
they were not authorised to speak to reporters.

PTI