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The Contortionist Suitcase Caper

The Contortionist Suitcase Caper June 10, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
After reporting on a slew of recent cases of smugglers caught with questionable carry-ons—from massive amounts of meat to exotic animals—we thought we’d share the latest (and possibly greatest) smuggler making headlines. Both wrist-slaps and golf claps go out to the smuggler who smuggled himself...

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage

Meatless in Seattle: Man Caught With 90 Pounds of Sheep Meat in Luggage June 8, 2011 | Travel News | Read More
In the past we’ve reported several stories of smuggling: using diapers to smuggle cocaine, a monk smuggling a nun’s bones, and someone trying to get 95 live boa constrictors on a plane. While this story isn’t exactly smuggling (the passenger did declare he was carrying meat) it’s...

Fake Pilots Busted in Madrid Trying to Smuggle Drugs

Fake Pilots Busted in Madrid Trying to Smuggle Drugs May 17, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Catch me if you can. And they did. Two men dressed head to toe in pilot outfits were recently arrested at the Madrid airport trying to bring in 55 kg of cocaine in their carry-on bags. They had flown from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. The pair caught the eye of local narcotics police when they checked out...

Egyptian-American Under Investigation For Illegal Weapons Smuggling

Egyptian-American Under Investigation For Illegal Weapons Smuggling May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
As a country that has often felt the damage of terrorism and illegal weapons-smuggling, there is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Egyptian authorities would take a traveler carrying dozens of weapons into their country as seriously as any other. When Egypt-born Mohammed Ibrahim took a flight to Cairo...

Cocaine Potatoes and Other Creative Smugglers’ Attempts

Cocaine Potatoes and Other Creative Smugglers’ Attempts May 7, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Let the puns begin. “A half-baked idea“, “tater not”, and “deputies root out cocaine” were some of the headlines describing the recent story of an Alabama man who disguised cocaine as a baked potato. Police dug out the truth after receiving a tip that a man in a silver...

Fertile Market: Alberta Man Caught Smuggling Bull Breeding Materials into Canada

Fertile Market: Alberta Man Caught Smuggling Bull Breeding Materials into Canada May 6, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Cnews: Weird News reported Tuesday that 22 year-old Devin William Warrilow of Minburn, Alberta pleaded guilty to a violation of the ‘Health of Animals Act’ for failing to report his thermos-sized transportation of bull semen into Canada. For this, Warrilow faces fines of up to $5,000. On February...
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