The newly formed National Security Service, which replaced the notorious State Security Investigation Service, succeeded in thwarting attempts by Somali terrorists to infiltrate Egypt through Cairo International Airport, according to airport security sources.
The incident represents the bureau’s first known operational success.
Sources at the airport said the bureau was expecting terrorists to arrive with false diplomatic passports.
A Somali named Youssef Hassan was arrested coming from Casablanca. Confronted with the fact of 15 forged diplomatic and United Nations passports in his possession, he confessed to belonging to a Somali gang.
He was also found to be in possession of nine different airline tickets showing various destinations, a method used in the 9/11 attacks to thwart being tracked.
Translated from the Arabic Edition