Airport authorities intercept illegal consignment of pain-killers

Anti-narcotics officers at Cairo International Airport say they have confiscated a large consignment of analgesic drugs being smuggled illegally into the country from India. The drugs, which act as mild pain-killers and are available over the counter at pharmacies, were said to be headed for pharmaceutical companies in New Cairo.

Hossam Talaat, a detective with the airport's drug enforcement administration, said he had received information on a large cargo of illegal drugs to be smuggled into Cairo.

Colonel Yasser Awad discovered two parcels, which contained 2,000,164 tablets of tramadol and antidol drugs, equivalent to 1780 kg in weight.

A 52-year-old man has been arrested and is being detained pending investigation.

Translated from the Arabic Edition

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