31 Aug '13, 3pm

Egyptian authorities detain swan suspected of being a spy

CAIRO (AP) - In a case that is ruffling feathers in Egypt, the authorities have detained a swan that a citizen has suspected of being a spy. Officials say a man brought the suspected winged infiltrator to a police station on Friday in the Qena governorate, some 450km south-east of Cairo. Officials say the man suspected the bird was an undercover agent because it carried an electronic device. The head of security in Qena said on Saturday that officials examined the bird and the device. Mr Mohammed Kamal said the device was neither an explosive nor a spying device. It likely could be a wildlife tracker. With turmoil gripping Egypt, the authorities and citizens remain suspicious of anything foreign. Earlier this year, a security guard filed a police report after capturing a pigeon he said carried microfilm.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/egy...

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