10 FINDINGS THAT SHOCKED EVEN CUSTOMS OFFICERS
We welcome our subscribers and guests to our channel. Have you ever traveled abroad? Or tried to smuggle something forbidden across the border? Officers often deal with smugglers, and just when you think you've seen it all, something comes along that you couldn't have even imagined. Here are a few examples of what was found by customs officers at boarder control.
There is nothing strange with carrying money in jeans - its quite common and is unlikely to surprise anyone. But how much money could you possibly hide? Maybe twenty or thirty thousand? Hmmm...How about 580 thousand dollars?!An ingenious Chinese man tried to to do just that. The way he did it was by taking bundles of cash and taping it to his legs. I wonder what customs officers thought when they saw the man... "What the hell is in his pants?!"
Just imagine their facial expression, when the saw that money amount of cash taped to the guy. The method itself is not new. Some people manage to carry through dozens of iPhones, but half a million dollars is pretty impressive.
In 2013, eighteen frozen human heads were found at the Chicago airport. They flew in to the US from Italy. Customs officers found them using X-rays and probably, thought that they had caught some sort of maniac. But as it turns out, It just so happens such shipments are commonplace, and body parts — crisscross the globe via airplane and delivery truck, they are usually used for medical practice.
Yearly, an average of 450 corpses travel in the luggage compartments of the United States aircrafts.That must be a disturbing discovery for boarder control.
ChildrenIn fact, there have even been cases of people trying to transport living humans. Since 2015, the European Union has been struggling vigorously with the influx of migrants from Africa, by any means necessary.For example, the Spaniards found a child in a large suitcase on the boarder with Morocco. In such a non-standard way, a 19 year old girl tried to smuggle in her young relative. The method is rather risky, don't you think? There has been a similar case prior to this one, where an adult migrant attempted the same trick. Unfortunately, the result was fatal. During the flight he suffocated. He made it to Spain, but unfortunately, he went straight to the morgue.
There's nothing too suprising about this story, and this time it doesn't have anything to do with maniacs. Just business, nothing personal. A company that deals with medical equipment, decided to cut the costs a smuggle a few plastic teeth in from China. A few meaning 400 kilograms, that's almost 800 teeth! That would be enough to fix the teeth of a whole village.
Child sex dolls
Teeth aren't the only thing chinese businessmen tried to send across the border. A worrying number of child-like sex dolls have been stopped by customs from entering New Zealand.
The dolls have caused uproar recently as customers are requesting dolls with proportions and features of girls as young as five-years-old while featuring silicone-like skin and real human hair and eyelashes.
The public is outraged by this fact, but so far - no news of an arrest have appeared.
Five King Cobras
Wild animals are transported across the border regularly. But, as a rule, smugglers try to avoid airports. Now imagine the surprise of the New York City air gates control when they found five living royal Cobrass in a foam package. These snakes are one of the most poisonous on Earth. There were also three geckos, but at least they're not dangerous. This is not the only case. In Thailand, in 2017, they detained a party of 100 live pangolins.
A suitcase with monkeys
Monkeys are becoming the object of contraband more often, but they are usually transported one by one. At the Moscow airport "Vnukovo", a Vietnamese man managed to shove five monkeys and five lemurs into a suitcase, by placing them into cages the size of a shoebox. Though it all fit into a normal suitcase, it weighed 19 kilograms, which was over the limit and cause suspicion.
330 turtlesWhen transporting monkeys the smuggler at least had the decency to put them in cages. In Malaysia, customs workers at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, stopped traffickers from entering the country with 330 threatened tortoises in one, not very large suitcase.
The reptiles, five Ploughshare tortoises and 325 Radiated tortoises, were stolen from their natural habitat in Madagascar before being put in suitcases without water or food. It's amazing that they all survived!
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