27 Absurd Smuggling Attempts That Went HORRIBLY Wrong

27 Absurd Smuggling Attempts That Went HORRIBLY Wrong

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2017-06-19 14:02:39



No matter how simple it looks, many people don’t seem to understand: if something is illegal, it is not prudent to try to carry it over international borders. In other words, if you cannot carry it without hiding it under your pants, then just leave it at home.

Unfortunately, the following people landed in trouble because either they didn’t get it, or just thought they could outmaneuver authorities. Their smuggling attempts are ridiculous, and one might feel slightly bad because they could not evade the law despite the laborious attempts to do so.

1. HIS WEIGHT POSTURE ATTRACTED THE ATTENTION OF THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY AT THE FUTIAN PORT IN CHINA. AUTHORITIES REALIZED THAT HE WAS TRYING TO SMUGGLE 94 IPHONES.

 

2. SOMEONE TRIED TO SMUGGLE COCAINE BY TRANSFORMING IT INTO WOOD PALLETS!

 

3. DOUGH INSIDE DOUGH! GERMAN CUSTOMS OFFICIALS DISCOVERED ROLLS OF BANKS NOTES THAT HAD BEEN HIDDEN IN PASTRIES.

 

4. 200 KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE FROM CENTRAL AMERICA STASHED IN HOLLOWED-OUT PINEAPPLES BY THE SPANISH POLICE.

 

5. A MAN WAS ARRESTED ON KING FAHAD CAUSEWAY WHEN HE TRIED TO SMUGGLE LIQUOR FROM BAHRAIN INTO SAUDI ARABIA. ALCOHOL IS A BANNED SUBSTANCE IN SAUDI ARABIA.

 

6. A MAN FLYING FROM DUBAI INTO AUSTRALIA WAS CAUGHT WITH LIVE PIGEONS HIDDEN IN EACH LEG OF HIS PANTS.

 

7. AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS SEIZED 150 BOTTLES OF ILLEGAL PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS FROM A MAN TRAVELING FROM THAILAND. HE HAD DISGUISED THE BOTTLES BY LABELING THEM ‘GAY LUBE OIL’.

 

8. THESE RARE, 6TH CENTURY KOUROS STATUES ON DISPLAY AT THE NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN ATHENS, GREECE, WERE IMPOUNDED FROM ANTIQUITIES SMUGGLERS.

 

9. AUTHORITIES ARRESTED A WOMAN WHO WAS ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE CRYSTAL METH IN FERRERO ROCHER WRAPPERS.

 

10. ARRIVING FROM PERU AT NEWARK LIBERTY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, AN AMERICAN CITIZEN HAD AN ASSORTMENT OF FOOD IN HIS LUGGAGE. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR HIDING 10 POUNDS OF COCAINE INSIDE THE FOOD.

 

11. SONY DONG WAS ARRESTED FOR TRYING TO SMUGGLE SONGBIRDS INTO THE UNITED STATES BY HIDING THEM UNDER HIS PANTS.

 

12. A WOMAN ARRIVING AT THE JFK AIRPORT FROM GUYANA WAS ARRESTED FOR ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE COCAINE THAT WAS HIDDEN IN 6 BAGS OF MILK AND CUSTARD POWDER.

 

13. OFFICIALS ARRESTED A WOMAN WHO WAS ATTEMPTING TO SMUGGLE TROPICAL FISH IN PLASTIC BAGS UNDER HER CLOTHES AFTER THEY THOUGHT THEY HEARD “FLIPPING” NOISES COMING FROM HER SKIRT.



14. AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS OFFICIALS SEIZED HOLLOWED-OUT BOOK PACKAGES THAT A SENDER WAS ATTEMPTING TO SHIP TO THE CZECH REPUBLIC. APPARENTLY, TWO BABY AND TWO ADULT GECKOS WERE HIDDEN INSIDE.

 

15. AUTHORITIES ARRESTED A CANADIAN WOMAN WHO TRIED TO SMUGGLE 50 BAGS OF MARIJUANA INTO THE UNITED STATES BY HIDING IT INSIDE A FOOSBALL TABLE.

 

16. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SEIZED 100 KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE DISGUISED AS GREEN BANANAS THAT BELONGED TO A COLOMBIAN CARTEL.

 

17. A 53-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HID COCAINE IN TOILETRIES AND TRIED TO SMUGGLE IT INTO THE UK.

 

18. AUTHORITIES SEIZED A PASSENGER’S BAG WITH SEVEN FRESHWATER CROCODILES AND 451 TURTLES EN ROUTE FROM BANGKOK TO BANGLADESH.

 

19. A GERMAN MAN SHIPPED A PACKAGE OF LIVE TARANTULAS TO THE UNITED STATES IN 2010.

 

20. ONE GUATEMALAN WAS ARRESTED AT GEORGE BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT FOR DISGUISING COCAINE AS CREAM IN VANILLA WAFERS, AND TRYING TO SMUGGLE IT INTO THE US.

 

21. THE OLDEST DRUG SMUGGLER, VICTOR TWARTZ WAS CHARGED FOR IMPORTING COCAINE HIDDEN INSIDE SOAP INTO AUSTRALIA. HE WAS 91 YEARS OLD.

 

22. A MAN LEAVING THE UNITED STATES, HEADED TO IRAN, WAS ARRESTED AFTER OFFICIALS FOUND THAT HE HAD HIDDEN THREE POUNDS OF BLACK OPIUM IN A RICE COOKER. TO FURTHER CONCEAL THE OPIUM, HE HAD COATED IT WITH CINNAMON AND WRAPPED IT IN PLASTIC.

 

23. CUSTOM OFFICIALS ARRESTED A MAN AT KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT FROM TRINIDAD WITH 7 POUNDS OF COCAINE THAT HAD BEEN HIDDEN INSIDE THREE LARGE PACKAGES OF FROZEN MEAT IN HIS SUITCASE.

 

24. U.S. AUTHORITIES CAUGHT SMUGGLERS WHO HAD DISGUISED MORE THAN A TON OF MARIJUANA AS CARROTS WHILE CROSSING THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER.

 

25. RITCHIE TABATHA LEAH, A CANADIAN, WAS DETAINED AT BOGOTA AIRPORT AFTER SHE USED A FAKE PREGNANT BELLY TO SMUGGLE COCAINE.

 

26. LIQUID METHAMPHETAMINE; WORTH OVER 1 BILLION DOLLARS, WERE SEIZED BY THE AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE.

 

27. AND FINALLY, THESE 16-INCH EMERALD GREEN TREE BOAS WERE SEIZED BY AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMS AFTER SOMEONE TRIED TO MAIL THEM FROM SWEDEN.

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