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.
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.