here are a lot of restrictions that are in place to stop people from transporting various items across borders while flying. But still, a lot of fliers try to export forbidden items like exotic foods, animals and drugs across borders.
We have always been curious as to what are some of the most absurd items that people have tried to smuggle across borders. The Quora thread, “What is the most unique item you have seen come through customs at an airport?” gives us all the answers that we were looking for.
A Quora user, Norbert Almeida who worked with customs officials during the years 2000 to 2005 responded, “Through that period we’ve seen people try to smuggle baby turtles, scorpions, food items and of course drugs.”
He added, “I’ve been at the airport when carpets soaked in drugs were found. Computers with false screens and suitcases with false bottoms weren’t unusual findings. Walking canes and even wheelchairs stuffed with drugs were found.”
He also wrote about a recent incident where how innovative people who are trying to smuggle something can be. Norbert says, “Recently however something came through the security network that certainly left me appreciating the effort. A drug smuggler was caught with peanuts stuffed with drugs.”
The bust took place at the Islamabad Airport.
The internet cannot get over how much thought would have gone behind the process.