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Egypt: 29 million counterfeit Cleopatra cigarettes seized at Port Said

On February 18 2013, Detectives in The Department of Customs Intelligence at Port Said seize three “40 feet” containers with 29 million counterfeit Cleopatra cigarette worth up to 6 million Egyptian Pounds, the counterfeit cigarettes were manufactured in Vietnam, investigator said. Read Article

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Cairo, Egypt: gang members arrested in police impersonation scam

On February 14 2013, Security Directorate agents arrested three gang members specialized in stealing citizens and foreigners, through impersonate police officers asking victims in Ramsis Street, Cairo. Read Article

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Travel scam: travel company owner sentenced to 11 years in Cairo prison

On February 6 2013, officers in the General Directorate of Investigations in Cairo have arrested a man accused of running a fake travel business. Mohammad Attia got sentenced for 11 years after he was found guilty of 14 different fraud and scam charges. Victims told police that Mohammad Attia charged a large fee and promised [...]

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Smuggling tunnels to Egypt to be closed at Rafah crossing due to safety standards

A joint committee of Gaza security forces under Hamas has decided to close smuggling tunnels to Egypt at the Rafah border crossing that do not meet safety standards, according to a weekend report by the Egyptian newspaper Al-Shuruq. The committee also decided to perform routine safety inspections and send warnings to owners of tunnels that [...]

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Egypt, 50 pound note trick scam

The 50 Egyptian pound note/50 piastre note trick is the standard scam in Egypt, not just in Aswan and not just with souq sellers. In Aswan and Luxor it is rife. With years of Egyptology experience, even I was trumped at a shop in a luxury hotel in Cairo. Well aware that the 50 pound [...]

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