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US citizen arrested in Egypt for possessing arms

A US citizen of Egyptian origin has been arrested at Cairo airport with guns and other weapons in his luggage, officials said.

world Updated: May 13, 2010 08:03 IST

A US citizen of Egyptian origin has been arrested at Cairo airport with guns and other weapons in his luggage, officials said.

The man who was coming from New York was arrested Wednesday for possessing arms and ammunition, Xinhua reported quoting state-run MENA news agency.

According to airport authorities, security personnel have found two handguns, 250 bullets, two swords, five daggers and six pocket knives hidden in his luggage.

They said the man, whose name was not disclosed, managed to hoodwink authorities at John F. Kennedy airport and boarded the plane carrying the arms.