Liverpool_AirportHe was alive: ‘body smugglers’

Two women have been arrested in Britain for allegedly trying to smuggle a relative’s dead body onto a plane.

Two women have been arrested at a British airport after they reportedly put their dead relative in a wheelchair, stuck some sunglasses on him and tried to smuggle his corpse onto a flight.

Police said on Tuesday the women were detained at Liverpool John Lennon Airport “on suspicion of failing to give notification of death” of a 91-year-old man.

The BBC and other British media reported that the women placed the man, a relative, into a wheelchair and covered his face with sunglasses in a bid to get him aboard a flight to Berlin.

The women, aged 41 and 66, were detained on Saturday and had been released on bail, police said.

They had not been charged and police said inquiries were continuing.