Egypt: Three airport police officers sentenced to 15 years in prison for funds smuggling out

A Cairo court has sentenced three police officers at Cairo international airport to 15 years in prison for taking bribes to facilitate the smuggling of money outside the country.

The three officers were charged with requesting, receiving and offering bribes.

The airport officers were accused of enabling several smuggling out operations. The defendants allegedly allowed traffickers to leave the airport’s security checkpoints undetected.

The court also pressed same lengthy sentences against four other airport staff who collided with the accused.

Prosecutors who referred the seven to the Cairo Criminal Court, also said the seven confessed the offenses.

A businessman and the owner of a currency exchange bureau who are accused of smuggling out money via Cairo Airport in collaboration with the accused officers and airport workers were also questioned, Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports.

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