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'Unbelievable Case Of Concealment'

This undated combination of photos released by the Canada Border Services Agency, shows left, a young man who boarded an Air Canada flight in Hong Kong while elaborately disguised as an elderly male, center and right, the disguise he was wearing while on board the flight bound for Canada.  Canada Border Services Agency hide caption

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An old man boards a flight from Hong Kong to Canada. Halfway through the flight, he goes to the bathroom and out pops an Asian guy who looks like he's in his twenties. Canadian police arrest him when they land, he quickly applies for political asylum.

In an intelligence alert obtained by a few news agencies, titled "Unbelievable Case of Concealment," authorities describe a "disguise kit which consisted of a silicone type head and neck mask of an elderly Caucasian male, a brown leather cap, glasses and a thin brown cardigan." The disguise, as you can see from the pictures, looks like something out of a Mission Impossible movie.

The Asian man apparently boarded the plane with another person's boarding pass, an American, and used a frequent flyer card to board the plane.