Security sources in North Sinai’s Arish said they have arrested a 44-year-old British man for possessing clothes similar to army and central security uniform.
The authorities had received information that “there is a foreigner who goes to coffee shops in Arish and interacts with citizens.”
They found with the suspect trousers, a black jacket and two pairs of shoes they suspect belong to the central security.
They also confiscated two telephones, one laptop and 5,000 British pounds.
Egypt has arrested a number of foreigners in the past few months amid violence that swept the country following the ouster of President Mohamed Mursi.
An American man who was detained in August was found dead in his cell on Sunday.
He is believed to have committed suicide.