Demand creates supply, and prohibitions create smuggling. It is impossible to transport something important and valuable across the border of the state, or even forbidden so that no one knows about it. Nevertheless, at all times there were people who tried to do this for personal gain. Sometimes criminals and just offenders go for the invention of the most unexpected and daring methods of transporting prohibited goods (and not only).
1. Birds in tights
Here's a smuggler of live goods was caught at the Melbourne airport. The man was on his way by plane from the UAE. Airport employees were attracted by the too unusual gait of the "hero". The suspicions were not in vain - the man was carrying several rare birds stolen at an exhibition in Dubai.
2. Hummingbird in shorts
Another smuggler was trying to get hummingbirds out of India by placing them in special pockets in extra underpants. Each bird was seated in a separate niche. It was very lucky that the smuggler packed the chicks with care and they were all able to survive this trip.
3. Geckos in a bra
Rare animals are in high demand in the market. Norwegian customs officers once managed to detain such a smuggler. He built a special "bra" for transporting geckos under his clothes. All reptiles found were cubs of albino geckos.
4. Vest from iPhone
A traveler from China decided to host over a hundred iPhones in the best traditions of drug smuggling films. For this, the carrier built such a vest. Each device was stacked as neatly as possible and carefully rewound with tape. Let the boy down, according to law enforcement officers - the gait.
5. Cigarettes in logs
Moving on to things really serious. This is how they tried to transport cigarettes from Poland. The party was detained at the border. What exactly prompted the employees of the authorities to such a check is a mystery. Perhaps the party was detained on a tip.
6. The man in the chair
Not only rare animals, equipment, money and prohibited goods are illegally transported abroad, but also people. When it comes to illegal migration, the smartest hide in armchairs, dashboards and even the glove compartments of cars. As the practice of detentions shows, all these methods are very dubious.
7. Animal couriers
Finally, do not forget about our smaller brothers! Pigeons and cats are the animals most commonly used for illegal shipments. These animals, in particular, are used as drug couriers. In Brazil, criminals once used a specially trained cat to deliver a cell phone and escape tools to a prison.
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