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04 October 2023

Live woman, dead man: 20 craziest items smuggled through customs

Strange items are smuggled through customs all the time (File)

By Staff

There are many reasons why someone would attempt to get something deemed illegal through airport security or international borders, this could be something as simple as a bottle of bubbly to avoid the liquid-restrictions.

Unfortunately, not everything that gets smuggled is as harmless as that – items are smuggled every day for personal or organisational financial gain, ignoring possible harm to innocent creatures or even considering the harm a smuggled product like heroin could do.

In this infographic, MyOffers explores some of the more infamous stories of desperate smugglers attempting to transport contraband through customs, from a voodoo ritual head, to a story of an elderly man boarding a plane, and leaving as a younger passenger.