Egypt Today, 'Four Ptolemaic tablets seized by disguised officers; Wed, May. 10, 2017.
Four Ptolemaic stele were seized before the people in their possession could sell them for 100 million EGP. The operation was carried out on Wednesday in in Sharqia governorate by two police officers posing as antiquities dealers .
Secret investigations had revealed that Salah M., an antiquities smuggler who resides in Qalyubia governorate, will offer the tablets for sale at the mentioned price. Lt. Colonel Mohamed Ragab, head of the Tourism and Antiquities Investigations department, and Lt. Colonel Mahmoud al-Nemr, an officer in the same department, met the defendant in the town of Mashtoul al-Souk and arrested him.