CAIRO, (Xinhua) --
The Egyptian prosecution referred on Sunday eight
people including three airport policemen to the criminal court
for smuggling foreign currency worth 113 million U.S. dollars
abroad, official MENA news agency reported.
The policemen, who
worked at the Cairo International Airport, along with the five
others, are facing charges of receiving and offering bribes to
smuggle foreign currency overseas through the airport customs
showed that the owner of an exchange company and a businessman
smuggled the money in different foreign currencies with the help
of the three policemen, whose role was to disregard their
luggage during the security check.
Over the past few
years, Egypt has been launching a large-scale anti-corruption
campaign that led to the arrest and imprisonment of several
officials and senior employees and the retrieval of large
amounts of money.