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Chinese woman drinks entire bottle of cognac to avoid airport confiscation

A woman drank an entire bottle of cognac to avoid it being confiscated at Beijing airport on 21st of August. 

Beijing airport.
Beijing airport. Image by Micah Sittig / CC BY 2.0

The passenger was travelling to her home in Wenzhou from Beijing when she was told by airport staff that she could not take a bottle of imported cognac through security. To avoid the bottle being confiscated, she stepped out of the security line and proceeded to drink the entire bottle herself. She allegedly then became unruly and was banned from boarding her flight. She received treatment from an airport doctor and was allowed to board a flight several hours later after sobering up. Read more: thenanfang.com