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Parents try to smuggle baby into UAE in hand luggage

Mum and dad arrested after customs officials make shocking discovery when bag is put through X-ray machine

  • Aghaddir Ali, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 00:00 July 9, 2012
  • Gulf News

The X-ray machine showed the child was hidden in the hand baggage
  • Image Credit: Supplied
  • The X-ray machine showed the child was hidden in the hand baggage.

Sharjah: Customs officials at Sharjah International Airport have arrested an Egyptian man and his wife after they attempted to smuggle their infant son into the UAE in their luggage.

The attempt was discovered on Saturday morning after the man, in his 30s, and his wife arrived at the airport from Egypt.

An investigation was launched after an X-ray machine showed the child was hidden in the hand baggage.

The baby boy, who is just a year old, had no visa, passport or official documents allowing him to enter the UAE.

A 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 pass through.

“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.”

Comments (5)

  1. Added 18:33 July 9, 2012


    JSP, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  2. Added 18:25 July 9, 2012

    Is this what the Egyption Immigration security system ???/how can they allowed them to exit???? Its Unbelievable.

    Mrs.Medhat, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  3. Added 16:49 July 9, 2012

    The scanner radiation is very harm, it may affect the baby heart and brain. they don't know human value.

    Anwardeen.H, chennai, India

  4. Added 14:59 July 9, 2012

    These people are MAD. I wonder how they even came up with such an insane idea. I also wonder how the child must have survived or gone through in this whole operation. Really. Dont deserve to be called PARENTS.

    Mrs Mohammad, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  5. Added 13:17 July 9, 2012

    How did the Egyptian immigiriation allow the baby to travel?

    Shaik Abdullah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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