Tuesday, July 10, 2012
SHOCKER! Airport Security Spot 5month-Old Baby In Baggage Scanner
A couple were caught trying to smuggle
their baby into the United Arab Emirates
- when airport security staff spotted the
five-month-old hidden in their luggage
on a bag scanner. (pictured avove)
The Egyptian husband and wife
(pictured above) arrived at Sharjah
International Airport on Friday night but
were held at immigration as they did
not have a visa for the newborn,
according to Gulf News.
Officials allowed them to stay until the
relevant office re-opened on the
Sunday. But in their desperation, the
couple decided to make a run for it
when the staff changed at the end of
However, they still needed to get
through Customs screening, so they put
the baby into a bag and bundled him
through the X-ray machine.
But their plan became unstuck when
security staff noticed the outline of the
body on the monitor.
A Sharjah Police spokesman said: 'They
were risking the life of the baby.
'They said in an interrogation they'd
resorted to sneaking him through inside
a bag because he did not have a
passport or visa and they wanted to
have him with them in the UAE.'
And another police official told Gulf
News: 'When customs officials saw the
baby inside the bag at the X-ray
scanner, they were stunned.
'This machine is very dangerous for
anyone, let alone a baby in a bag to
'A case will now be raised against the
mother and father, they both have visas
to come to the UAE, but they have put
the life of their child at risk.'
The couple were arrested and charged
with endangering the baby's life, who
could have been exposed to the
dangers of radiation.
The pair, who The National reported had
previously been staying in the UAE
illegally, left because the mother was
pregnant and wanted to give birth at
home in Egypt.
It is unclear how the child was initially
placed onto the aircraft without a
Source: Daily Mail
Posted by Eddy Ogbunambala at 12:54 AM