A woman was stopped at Beijing Capital International Airport for trying to carry a bottle of cognac worth €160 on the plane.
Faced with either having to throw the whole bottle away or drinking the contents, she opted for the latter.
The woman, surnamed Zhao, downed the entire thing at around noon, because she didn't want to waste the bottle of Rémy Martin XO Excellence that she had purchased at a US airport earlier on her journey.
Ms Zhao then became incredibly drunk. She apparently started shouting incoherently and fell to the floor, which is where she stayed until she was removed by security.
A security officer was quoted as saying: “She was so drunk… she couldn’t even stand up herself. We took her to a room in a wheelchair so she could rest."
She was given medical care, and was picked up by her family after being released by police some hours later. The woman didn't sober up until 7pm, when she realised what she had done.
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