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    Woman smuggles child in hand luggage on Paris-bound plane

    The woman hid the child in a bag at her feet

    A woman flew from Istanbul to Paris with a four-year-old girl hidden inside her hand luggage, Air France has said.
    The airline said the child, travelling without a ticket, was discovered on board the flight on Monday night.

    An airport source told AFP news agency that the woman was a resident of France who was in the process of adopting the child, from Haiti.
    The airline notified the French authorities but prosecutors decided not to press charges.

    The woman was in the transit zone in Istanbul but was preventing from boarding her flight with the child, the source told AFP.
    She then bought a new flight ticket and hid the child in a bag.

    Once on board, she placed the child at her feet under a blanket, but the girl needed to go to the toilet and was noticed by other passengers, the source said.

    "The cloth bag belonged to a woman sat at the back of the plane. At one point she opened the bag and her neighbour on the other row of seats saw something moving inside. He alerted flight attendants, who then discovered a baby," a passenger named Vincent told French news website Planet.fr (in French).

    The woman and the girl have been held at Charles de Gaulle airport while authorities investigate the case.
    Woman smuggles child in hand luggage on Paris-bound plane - BBC News

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    It must have been a big bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    a four-year-old girl hidden inside her hand luggage

    discovered a baby,"s
    Great reporting. There is a huge size/weight difference between a 'baby' and a 'four year old'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    It must have been a big bag.
    Or a really small Haitian.

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    Well, at least the x-ray was a free medical check-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AntRobertson View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    It must have been a big bag.
    Or a really small Haitian.
    Maybe something like this?

    All the fashion these days, apparently.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hans Mann
    Well, at least the x-ray was a free medical check-up.
    It likely did not work and the x-ray operator is employed to hand turn the conveyor through the dark box of thievery stopping long enough for the bags to be rifled .

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    I have one of those bags Nev

    My missus is in there

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    I have a few too. Useful for hauling stuff. Spacious and strong.

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    ^^

    Did you smuggle her to England and back for your last holiday? Put some somtam and a bottle of water there, and most Thais would be as happy as Larry for the 13 hour journey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    but prosecutors decided not to press charges.
    What the heck ?


    Child cruelty.
    Conduct endangering a child.
    Child smuggling.
    Obtaining financial advantage by deception.

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    What the heck is what I thought,


    then I Googled;

    Phoenix man, 56, tries to smuggle Thai woman inside of a suitcase into the US from Mexico







    US Customs and Border protection found 48-year-old Thai national zipped up inside a suitcase hidden on the back seat of a Honda SUV
    The 56-year-old driver was trying to get back into the US from Mexico at the Port of Nogales border crossing in Arizona
    Both are in custody

    A 56-year-old Pheonix man has been arrested after authorities found a Thai woman stuffed inside his suitcase as part of a border smuggling attempt.
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials said on Monday that officers stopped the man to inspect his Honda SUV at the Port of Nogales, the major Point of Entry in Arizona at the Mexico and United States border, according to ABC 15.

    Customs and Border Patrol spokeswoman Edith Serrano said officers removed a suitcase in the back of the vehicle
    This photo, released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows a woman trying to hide inside a suitcase in a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border. The 48-year-old Thai national was in a car driven by a 56-year-old Pheonix man. Both are in custody
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    This photo, released by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, shows a woman trying to hide inside a suitcase in a smuggling attempt at the U.S.-Mexico border. The 48-year-old Thai national was in a car driven by a 56-year-old Pheonix man. Both are in custody
    Zipped up inside they found a 48-year-old Thai national.
    She had attempted to hide underneath a pile of clothes.

    Serrano said the man was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement who is now handling the case.
    The woman was also taken into custody.


    Read more: Phoenix man, 56, arrested trying to smuggle Thai woman in suitcase into the US from Mexico | Daily Mail Online
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