Egypt Independent

Lawyer, driver arrested for possession of 29 artifacts



Sharqiya police arrested a lawyer and a driver who were in possession of 29 artifacts on Thursday evening.

The defendants were arrested in a microbus with the artifacts which bore hieroglyphic inscriptions. The artifacts were seized and the suspects arrested. A claim was filed and prosecutors started investigations.

Sharqiya security director Reda Yableya was tipped off about Ramadan A., age 41, and Saeed E., age 64 and a lawyer,  and they were arrested in a microbus by the antiquities police in coordination with San al-Hagar local police.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm