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Foreign Tourist Arrested for Shoplifting From Duty Free at Bali Airport

Police at Bali’s Ngurah Rai Airport arrested a 47-year-old Chinese female tour guide, Yao Dong Mei, on Saturday evening, September 17, 2016, charged with stealing cosmetics from the duty-free area of Bali’s I Gusti Ngurah Rai International Airport.

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Picture source: roxuai.blogspot.co.id

The stolen items were found in the woman’s backpack at a security check where she was unable to present a receipt for lipstick and skincare taken from an airport shop.

“If (the alarm) sounds, someone is definitely trying to pass goods, products sold in Duty Free through, that are unpaid. Furthermore, officers immediately intercepted the perpetrator and conducted an examination of the duffle bag (Yao) was carrying. It was  skin care products from two different brands, Sisley Ecological and La Mer the Con,” quoted from Coconuts Bali.

The stolen items were reportedly worth around Rp 9 million.

Yao was schedule to fly to Singapore on Singapore Airline SQ 949. Because Airport Police held the tour leader, the tour group she was leading was forced to depart Bali without their leader.

Source: balidiscovery.com / Coconuts Bali

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