Airports have super-strict security measures for a reason. Typically, that reason is so that people can’t bring anything dangerous – explosives or weapons etc. Even after having strict security custom officials literally have their hands full with the weird things that get caught at the airport. Take a look at some of what's odd in the world
1. A tiger cub
However, more often than not, animals people try to smuggle through airport security are actually alive. Take example of this poor tiger cub, who was sedated into a suitcase full of stuffed animal toys, discovered at Bangkok International Airport in Thailand when it went through an X-ray scan. Its carrier, a 31-year-old woman, was trying to bring it to Iran to sell it on the country’s illicit animal market. Thankfully, though, officials caught and arrested the lady before she could do so.
2. A crocodile
Stare into the jaws of a crocodile and it might be the last thing you see. Their formidable jaws can snap your bones like twigs. I guess the one who performed this stunt was unaware of the power of this aggressive beast. A crocodile was transported from Bangladesh to Bangkok. However, the creature was discovered by the customs officials at Bangkok.
Pigeons really? The pigeon has a long history of association with humans, they were used for food and entertainment over 500 years back. May be this man went 500 years back. A man was caught in Dubai for carrying pigeons stuffed inside his pants. Poor homing pigeon is no longer flying high after it was caught carrying a tiny backpack filled with drugs, according to reports.
4. 94 iPhones
Since the iPhone was released in 2007, it has become the go-to device for today's generation, the most popular tech device. People go mad behind iPhone and one among those people was found by airport security. Custom officials confiscated 94 iPhones that were strapped to a Chinese man who tried to smuggle them from Hong Kong to China.
5. A missile
Apparently, flying tanks are a major problem in today’s society or else why would so many people pack anti-tank weaponry when boarding an airplane? Just to safeguard himself this person might have carried this missile onto the flight right? This beastly missile was uncovered at Tulsa International Airport – and it’s safe to say it didn’t make it onto the flight.
6. A live Chihuahua
This lady might have not read the instructions properly. Meanwhile, in a slightly less dangerous episode, security officers at La Guardia Airport in New York were once greeted with the sight of a live Chihuahua inside a passenger’s bag. Probably, the dog had clambered into the case while its owner was filling it. We have a feeling, however, that she may have just wanted to take her canine companion on vacation with her.
7. Money, inside croissants
A croissant is a buttery, flaky, viennoiserie pastry named for its crescent shape. However, this tasty pastries are meant to satisfy your taste and hunger. But guess what people can also think about them to the next level. Smugglers tried to sneak in wads of euros in delicious croissants.
8. Chocolate-coated heroin
Chocolate is often associated with happiness and celebrations, and studies have proved that consuming chocolate can help improve your mood, making you feel calmer and many more. But you might not know chocolate is also used for carrying heroin by some extra smart people. At JFK airport, officials caught heroin smartly hidden in realistic looking chocolate bars.
Four hundred and twenty pounds of frozen cow brains were confiscated at Cairo International Airport. The brains were transported in freezer boxes on a flight from Khartoum, Sudan. The three Sudanese travelers transporting the brains had planned to sell them to Egyptian restaurants, authorities said. Cow brains are considered a delicacy in Egypt, and are therefore in great demand.
10. 51 tropical fish
In 2005, in Melbourne International Airport, a security officer noticed some strange movements on a woman’s skirt. He decided to have her inspected, And they couldn’t have been more right as it turned out that under her skirt there were 15 plastic bags in which she was trying to smuggle 51 tropical fish hidden under her skirt.
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