Authorities seize banned cosmetics disguised as baby

Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Officials in Uganda said customs officers seized banned cosmetics that had been disguised as a baby for an alleged smuggling attempt.

The Uganda Revenue Authority tweeted photos Wednesday showing a woman carrying what appears to be a child on her back.


The tweet said the baby turned out to be a set of pajamas filled with banned cosmetics. The woman had attempted to bring the package into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo on a bus, the tweet said.

URA spokesman Ian Rumanyika said the disguised cosmetics are banned in Uganda due to containing hydroquinone and mercury.

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