Egypt police briefly detains actress

Published November 27th, 2022 - 09:06 GMT
pics: Menna Shalabi arrested for drug possession
Shalabi did not even undergo a drug test

ALBAWABA - Egyptian security services have briefly detained actor Menna Shalabi at the airport for alleged 'drug possession'.

Preliminary investigation showed that while Shalabi's luggage was being inspected on arrival from New York, narcotic substances were allegedly found in her possession.

The incident sparked a controversy, as Shalabi did not undergo a drug test, and since she was released on bail following interrogation.

The actor denied any wrongdoing, and insisted that the narcotics were not hers.

Cairo Airport customs claimed that the actress had several types of material containing cannabis, calling it a 'Cocktail of different drugs'  that were found in her baggage.

Shalabi reportedly had “6 plastic bags labeled with lychee, inside them the narcotic marijuana plant weighing 45 grams, and 2 plastic bags labeled with sherb inside them the narcotic marijuana plant weighing 15 grams, and a plastic bag marked with cannbrs also containing marijuana weighing 6 grams, and a plastic bag labeled Parpie punch contains the same narcotic plant, weighing 7 grams.”

The authorities also allegedly found “a plastic bag labeled with cookies containing the same drug weighing 8 grams, a plastic bag labeled connecten filled with 9 grams of weed, a transparent plastic package containing the same narcotic plant weighing 15 grams, and 2 transparent plastic packages containing two joints,'' according to tweets.

Customs said officers also found a carton box labeled wwc containing 2 electronic hookahs marked with THC, and 3 carton boxes labeled stlllzy containing 2 electronic hookahs with narcotic marijuana oil inside them, and 3 plastic bags labeled prmium oil containing 3 electronic hookahs with narcotic oil inside.

“An electronic hookah containing narcotic oil was seized, a cardboard box containing an ampoule containing an electronic hookah, a green box marked with a marijuana plant icon, and an empty mill used for drug abuse," according to customs statement distributed on the Egyptian media.


By Alexandra Abumuhor

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