Man Smuggles Wife In Suitcase For 2 Day Train Trip
Poland last week, border control agents stopped a French gentleman who had
a noticeably large suitcase with him at a train station in Terespol.
the agents inspected the 60-something man's bag, they found something
quite interesting inside – his wife.
Sienicki, a border guard spokesperson, told AFP: “To [the
guards'] surprise, a woman in her 30s emerged. It was the Russian wife of
the owner of the suitcase. She was alive and well and didn't require
couple was traveling from Moscow to Nice – a 47 hr. train journey. Apparently,
the suitcase stunt was not about saving the price of a 2nd ticket,
it was because the man's wife did not have a passport.
official Sienicki said the man was mistaken: the woman could have entered
Poland without a passport, provided that she could prove she was married to a
European citizen — Poland is one of the 26 Schengen Area countries that does
not have passport control at its borders, giving citizens the right
to “migrate internationally without any limitations."
said, “Had she been sitting next to her husband, she would have made it through
they were questioned and asked to return to Belarus. Hopefully, the woman had a
seat for that trip.
online commenter suggested the man may have had a different motive for getting
his wife to travel in a suitcase. He joked: “Police became
suspicious when the man tried to tip a porter $100 to lose his luggage."