How not to smuggle stuff

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Everyone knows smuggling goes on. Here’s a few ways not to do it.

A man has been caught with a suspiciously large bulge between his legs by Spanish Border Police as he tried to enter Spain. The scene has echoes of Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls’ (played by Harry Shearer) foil-wrapped courgette incident at airport security. The hidden appendage turned out to be nearly half a kilo of cocaine. The man was searched as he flew into Madrid Airport from Costa Rica.
Here is a collection of photographs of bizarre smuggling attempts involving animals, drugs, mobile phones and submarines:

A man has been caught with a suspiciously large bulge between his legs by Spanish Border Police as he tried to enter Spain. The scene has echoes of Spinal Tap’s Derek Smalls’ (played by Harry Shearer) foil-wrapped courgette incident at airport security. The hidden appendage turned out to be nearly half a kilo of cocaine. The man was searched as he flew into Madrid Airport from Costa Rica.
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Two men were searched by border officials at JFK Airport on April 19
Two passengers were found with cocaine strapped to their legs according to Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK Airport, New York.

This discovery came when two men tried to bring more than 10 kilos (23lbs) of cocaine into the United States on April 19, officers said.

Both men allegedly had the drug in packages fastened to their legs to be smoothly concealed under trousers, and one had it strapped to his back.

An AFP Forensics Officer investigates the concealment of methamphetamine in Melbourne. Australian police seized 903 kilograms of crystal meth that was smuggled from China inside boxes of hollow floorboards in the largest ever haul of the illicit drug in Australia
AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL POLICE VIA AP

Drugs in glue packaging
Seized drugs on display in the glue packaging they were concealed in, at the Australian Federal Police (AFP) headquarters in Sydney, Australia. A major operation by the Joint Organized Crime Group has resulted in the seizure of liquid methamphetamine with a street value of over 1 billion Australian dollars.
EPA

Liquor in trousers
Customs officers on King Fahad Causeway arrested a man for trying to smuggle liquor under his traditional garment from Bahrain into Saudi Arabia. They frisked him and confiscated 14 bottles of whisky which were taped to his legs and waist.
CEN

Camberwell carrots
Camberwell carrots: Drug smugglers were caught trying to hide more than a ton of marijuana disguised as carrots while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. The drug runners tried driving through the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said. They seized 2,817 packages of marijuana, wrapped into carrot shapes with orange plastic tape.
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION

Fake wood pallets
Fake wood pallets imported from Colombia and made of narcotic drug cocaine
GETTY

Liquid cocaine in rum bottles
Rum bottles filled with liquid cocaine in New York. A man arriving from Guyana at Kennedy International Airport in New York was found to be carrying the bottles that customs officials said were filled with 18 pounds worth of liquid cocaine. The drugs had a street value of $310,000. (£203,000)
U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION VIA AP

Cocaine pineapples
Spanish police seized 200 kilos of cocaine found inside hollowed-out pineapples that arrived by ship from Central America, the interior ministry said. The drug-stuffed fruit was found among 10 shipping containers filled with pineapples that arrived in the southern port of Algeciras, one of Europe’s largest ports, the ministry said in a statement.
MINISTERIO INTERIOR

Customs officials at Futian Port in China were suspicious of a man’s ‘weird posture’. They made a startling discovery when they searched him as he attempted to leave leave Hong Kong: a suit of armour made of 94 iPhones and several rolls of cling film.