20 Craziest Things People Have Ever Smuggled

Creativity is an amazing thing, even when it’s used for illegal purposes.

These people didn’t use their creativity to paint canvases or invent appliances, but instead found, er, unconventional ways of transporting unusual items from nation to nation. They thought of both creative new things to smuggle, like giant snails or pygmy monkeys, and creative new ways to smuggle them, like taping up socks or re-purposing a catapult.

There have been some crazy ones over the years, but we’ve compiled the best of them all into one handy list of the craziest things people have ever smuggled, mostly without success — although the girl with the chameleon in her hat came pretty close.

Scroll through the slides above, including short explanations for the sheer insanity of it all.

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