A couple from Egypt , has been charged after allegedly trying to smuggle their five-month-old child into the United Arab Emirates by putting the baby boy into their carry-on luggage on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
The couple had arrived on Friday Sharjah International Airport, but were denied entry because they did not have a visa or passport for the baby. Airport authorities were allowing them to stay in the airport until the visa office opened on Sunday, according to Emirates 24/7.
But, rather than wait, the couple zipped the boy inside a carry-on bag and tried to sneak him through security.An X-ray worker spotted the baby in the bag.
Both parents have been arrested for exposing the child to dangerous conditions and radiation in the bag, and a Sharjah Police spokesman told press:
“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 pass through . . . They have put the life of their child at risk.”
This is the amazing part — it appears the parents got caught not at the airport they departed from, but rather, the airport at which they arrived.