Two Irish moms have reportedly been busted at Dublin Airport for refusing to quarantine after traveling to Dubai for boob jobs.
Kirstie McGrath, 30, and Niamh Mulreany, 25, were arrested Friday after their flight from the United Arab Emirates landed, the Irish Independent reported.
The two Dublin women were charged with breaking the country’s Health Act after a judge questioned whether their trip for breast enhancement surgery was essential travel.
The judge said their procedures were “colloquially referred to as a boob job,” according to the news outlet.
McGrath, a mother of two, and Mulreany, a mother of one, pleaded through their lawyer Michael French to be released on bail, arguing that they were unaware of the regulations amid the pandemic.
French argued that his clients had children to care for and had also provided three negative COVID-19 tests in the last week and could isolate at home and not in a hotel.
He said they would contest the charges, arguing that it was a relatively minor offense, according to the report.
The lawyer argued that infected people are allowed to quarantine at home and are not subject to the same restrictions as the hotel quarantine measures that travelers face.
He also told the judge that the women did not have the money for the hotel quarantine fees.
The judge granted bail but his conditions included a requirement to freeze the women’s bank accounts — which the lawyer said could not be accomplished until banks reopened Tuesday.
Loca police were alerted Friday afternoon that the two friends who flew in from the UAE allegedly refused to comply with a requirement to be housed in a quarantine hotel.
A €2,500 — about $3,000 — fee for their accommodation was sought, the court heard.
Breaking the new 14-day hotel quarantine law can result in a €2,000 fine and a sentence of up to a month in the slammer.
Police Inspector Luke Lacey told the court that releasing the women would make a “mockery of the Act,” adding that “extraordinary times required extraordinary measures.”
The women, who were ordered to surrender their passports, were allowed to be released once their bail money — about $1,000 each — was secured.
They will have to spend a full 14 days in quarantine hotel unless they provide a negative test after 10 days, the paper reported.