On face value, it's a mother carrying a child on her back. In reality,it's a smuggler bringing in carefully concealed banned cosmetics from DRC. Intel had been gathered about this smuggling mode.Mpondwe enforcement nabbed her as she crossed via a shallow point of River Rubiiha. pic.twitter.com/I3gQVO6e4k— Uganda Revenue Authority (@URAuganda) January 8, 2020
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.