3 of the strangest things ever smuggled onto a plane

In recent years, airlines and airports have upped security. Restrictions have been put in place on what you can and can’t take on board. And many question why you can’t take you pair of tweezers onto a plane.

But there are something’s you know you can’t take onto a plane. A crocodile for example…

Here, we’re going to look at the strangest things ever smuggled on board.


A tiger: One smart smuggler in Thailand came up with a fool proof way to get a tiger cub on a plane. The only problem was that her plan wasn’t fool proof. If fact it was the opposite of fool proof. Fool full if you like.

She sedated the tiger cub and put it in a suitcase with stuffed animals to trick the X-ray machine operators into thinking that the tiger was just a cute teddy.

What the woman failed to over look was the fact that real tigers have bones. And they can be seen in an X-ray machine.

She claimed she had no idea the tiger was in her bag… Nice try.

A human head: Imagine working your day to day job in airport security. A few people try getting some scissors on board. Some tweezers. You see a few odd objects, but nothing too out of the ordinary.

And then a human head is spotted in a baggage scanner.

The woman had brought a human head back from Haiti in order to keep evil spirits at bay. Unfortunately (and unsurprisingly) she didn’t have the correct documentation for the head and so was sentenced to two years probation and a fine.

A horse… in a dog cage: Thousands of people try and smuggle animals on board a plane each week. And for the most part, they’re usually smaller animals. They’re easier to sneak around, right?

But there are a few, more daring, smugglers out there. Those that relish a challenge.

Officials discovered such a challenge when stocking cargo on a flight from Germany to Atlanta. One of the dog cages looked a little more… full, than usual. The reason? There was a miniature horse in there. Yep, you read that right. A horse. In a dog cage.

The owner thought he could convince people that his horse (all be it a relatively small horse) was a dog.

So the next time you’re packing for your holiday, make sure to leave these 3 out. It isn’t worth the trouble.

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