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Dubai: Customs officials at Sharjah International Airport have arrested an Egyptian man and his wife after they attempted to smuggle their infant son into UAE hiding in their luggage, reported Gulf News.
According to Gulf News, 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 hidden in the hand baggage.
The baby boy, who is just a year old, had neither visa nor passport or any other official documents allowing him to enter UAE.
Quoting a police officer, the Newspaper said that customs officials were stunned to see the baby inside the bag at the X-ray scanner. 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, Newspaper added.