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2 Egyptians arrested for possessing illicit antiquities

Press Trust of India  |  Cairo 

A 59-year-old Egyptian worker and his son were arrested today after police recovered 604 antiquities of Pharaonic and Roman era from their possession.

Gamal Rashid Mandour and his 30-year-old son Odai were arrested in Malawi village in Menya by the Tourist Police Unit for possessing 526 ancient metal coins dating back to the Pharaonic and Roman era and 42 Pharaonic statues, state-run MENA agency reported.

Egyptian monuments have always been vulnerable to looting and smuggling.

First Published: Sun, July 27 2014. 21:36 IST
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