Going to the airport can sometimes be a real hassle. The large crowds, the lines and, especially, the wait as you go through security. Since 9/11 airport security has become more thorough and getting through it can sometimes be a real chore. After all, the mood of the security agent and the speed at which the family in front of you is able to clear their things can slow things up incredibly. Then there are those people who get caught smuggling stuff in. Sometimes the items they get caught with can be downright bizarre – and we have some of them here for you today.
We’ll start things off with the least-strange things someone has been caught smuggling in – lemons. Did we mention they were hidden in the passenger’s pants? Then there’s the passenger who tried smuggling cow feces through security. We bet that was a stinky situation. The exotic pet market causes people to smuggle all sorts of strange things, such as the man who was found with a bunch of snakes and turtles strapped to his body. Drugs are a common illegal item that people try to get past security. One woman was busted trying to sneak cocaine into Spain. We’d say her crime rated double-D on the serious scale. Then there’s the guy who was busted with live pigeons shoved down his shoes. Strange, but true. Always check what you’re coming back through customs with. One person found out those nice little ceremonial jars from South America actually contained human remains. If you think snakes on a plane is a bad idea, how about hundreds of tarantulas? It happened and we’ll let you know all about it. We can only imagine what security officials thought when they stopped one man who had over a dozen monkeys strapped to his body. Staying with animals, we’ll look at the traveller who was busted with a live tiger in their luggage – and they swear they didn’t know! Finally, we can all agree that smuggling explosives on and off a plane is pretty dangerous. We’ll tell you about a couple times grenades found their way into an airport. Yikes.