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Santa given security pat-down at Maningrida airport

By Manoj Kumar Ramesh

Melbourne, Dec 24 (ANI): It looks like even Santa can't escape the law.

Waiting to greet him at Maningrida airport Tuesday were two police officers, according to The Northern Territory News.

The police searched every bag and passenger getting off the plane, including Santa, to make sure he was not carrying any contraband alcohol under his red suit.

Constable First Class Fiona Codrington said alcohol was banned without a permit in Maningrida, about 310 miles east of the Northern Territory capital Darwin.

"People try to conceal spirits and beer in their luggage, wrapped in clothing amongst foodstuff," News.com.au quoted Codrington as saying.

After a quick pat-down and check under his white beard, Santa was given the all clear to carry on his merry way. (ANI)

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