27 Ridiculous Smuggling Attempts That Went HORRIBLY Wrong.
It's a simple concept, but one that many people seem to have a hard time grasping: If something is illegal, it's probably not a good idea to try and carry it over international lines. Here's another way to put it: If you've got to hide it down your pants, you should probably leave it at home.
Unfortunately, the people below didn't seem to get it, and it landed them in a whole heap of trouble. These are the strangest and most egregious smuggling attempts we've ever read about. There's only one reason we feel slightly bad that they got caught, and that's because shoving birds down your pants feels like punishment enough.
#1. This man was detained at the Futian Port in China due to his "weird posture." Upon investigation, authorities discovered that he was attempting to smuggle 94 iPhones.
#2. These wood pallets from Colombia are actually made with cocaine.
#3. German customs officials found rolls of cash, hidden in pastries. In other words, some dough inside of some dough.
#4. Spanish police seized 200 kgs of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America.
#5. Customs authorities on King Fahad Causeway arrested a man for trying to smuggle liquor under his traditional garment from Bahrain into Saudi Arabia, where alcohol is illegal.
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