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Woman hides matches in sanitary pads to be able to smoke cigarettes on plane

By Mason White 10:11 AM September 7, 2015
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By: Feng Qian
A woman was detained at an airport after security officers found a box of matches hidden inside her carry-on bag, police in China said.

Security officers at the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, said that the woman who was identified as Li, hid the box of matches among her sanitary pads on Wednesday.

Baggage screeners spotted the box hidden in the passenger bag as it passed through an x-ray machine. Li was headed to Changchun.

During questioning, Li told officers that she wanted to smoke on the plane because it was a long flight and she is addicted to cigarettes.

The matches were seized from her, and she was allowed to continue on to her destination. It is prohibited to carry onboard an aircraft flammable items, police said.