The child’s parents were attempting to sneak their baby into the Gulf country by hiding him in their carry-on baggage.

The baby was discovered at Sharjah airport when it showed up on an X-ray scan, apparently completely at peace stuffed in a bag.

The parents arrived at the airport on Friday night without the proper visas for their newborn. The airport staff allowed them to stay and wait for the travel office to open.

In desperation the couple decided to make a run for it and stuff their child in their bag when the staff shift changed, the Daily Mail reports.

Security spotted the infant on the X-ray machine.

“When the customs officials saw the baby inside the bag at the X-ray scanner, they were stunned. The machine is very dangerous for anyone let alone for a baby to pass through,” a police officer told

The case is being handed over to prosecutors.

Image via Dubai Police

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