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Egypt arrests 6 individuals while selling ‘red mercury’

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Egypt’s security forces yesterday arrested six individuals while they were selling Red Mercury worth $1.4 million, state-owned Akhbar El-Yom has reported.

The police accused the defendants of “attempting to sell a small tube of Red Mercury worth 25 million Egyptian pounds ($1.4 million).” Locals believe that Red Mercury is one of the ancient Egyptians’ great secrets.

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The news agency pointed out that the officers in one of Cairo’s police stations arrested the defendants as they were attempting to sell Red Mercury tube near a mosque in the east of the capital.

The defendants are due to appear before the prosecution for investigations.

Egyptians have believed for years that Red Mercury is a precious material that could harness demons to extract treasures. However, archaeologists have denied the material’s alleged relation to the ancient Egyptians.