A woman in Uganda went beyond her ways to smuggle banned cosmetics and hid them inside a dummy baby behind her back. However, all her efforts went in vain as she was nabbed while crossing the river Rubiiha in the Western part of Mpondwe. According to reports, the woman was trying to cross over to the neighbuoring state of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
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.
— Uganda Revenue Authority (@URAuganda) January 8, 2020
As per Uganda Revenue Authority, the woman carefully concealed banned cosmetics from DRC and was carrying it behind her back, as if she was carrying a child. Ugandan authorities claimed that it was a common modus operandi for smuggling. With unauthorised crossing points along the border, the authorities admitted they were having a hard time tracking down smuggling gangs.
Netizens who came across the Twitter post by the Uganda Revenue Authority appreciated her creativity. Some of them also appreciated the Ugandan authorities for their prompt action to track her down. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
Ugandans are definitely creative. Should use it somewhere else.
— Murtuza Bhabhrawala (@iambhabhrawala) January 10, 2020
I think is really visible no complicated investigation could be done on that.
— BenKArt (@BenonBenK) January 9, 2020
This is very creative
— Wedding Planner (@DSsebbowa) January 8, 2020
This is good
— liam_ivy (@Lindakasumba) January 9, 2020
But the baby was ugly enough to raise suspicion. Hehe!
— @hd’s (@SsempijjaMoses5) January 8, 2020
The things people do just to put food on the table for their families
— T.O.N.Y 🇰🇪🇺🇬🇹🇿🇷🇼🇧🇮 (@tony_083) January 8, 2020
😳 who carries a child that ‘large’ on their back? Easy catch!
— Dave Bik (@davebik) January 8, 2020
The creativity in this hustle is just top class
— K (@siraje_kunsa) January 8, 2020
The “baby” was bigger than the mother. He became greedy 😁😁
— @aloys (@aloys16774136) January 8, 2020
Necessity is the mother of innovation!
— Sharpe (@Rubaaho) January 8, 2020