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Dummy ‘baby’ full of illegal cosmetics intercepted on bus at Congo-Uganda border

2020-01-08

Nobody puts baby in a corner — or filled with illegal cosmetics on a bus.

A dummy “baby” full of illegal cosmetics was intercepted on a bus at the Congo-Uganda border, officials announced Wednesday.

Council Chairperson and Customs Commissioner Dicksons C. Kateshumbwa shared pictures Monday of a baby onesie filled with illegal cosmetics that smugglers attempted to bring into the country.

Intercepted ‘baby’ aboard a Bus from DRC at Mpondwe Border Post..turns out the ‘baby’ is a dummy containing banned Cosmetics! Some Smugglers never cease to amuse!!," Kateshumbwa wrote.

Intercepted ‘baby’ aboard a Bus from DRC at Mpondwe Border Post..turns out the ‘baby’ is a dummy containing banned Cosmetics! Some Smugglers never cease to amuse!! pic.twitter.com/lD7DU4p5M2

In one picture, a woman held the ill-disguised “baby” on her back, revealing how the smugglers attempted to hide the banned cosmetics.

Many users found humor in the foiled smuggling attempt.

“Even I would have done a better job dressing up those cosmetics,” one user wrote.

Another user commented on the fact that the “baby” was missing a head.

Others commented on the size of the “baby” — as it looked more to be that of a small child than an infant.

“But how....a baby this big...” one user wrote.

Following a ban of mercury and hydroquinone from cosmetics — including skin care and lightening products — in 2016, illegal trade of the products has increased as people attempt to smuggle them into the country, BBC reported.