Customs difficult to surprise – after many years of service, they have every seen. But sometimes the smugglers try to transport very very unusual and strange objects. It is about them – our current selection.
1. Miami Airport Customs Service were stunned to discover that Egyptian sarcophagus age of 3000 years. A rather strange “baggage” for export from Spain. Zahi Hawass, who was then the head of Egypt’s Supreme Council of antiquities (left) came to the U.S. to pick up the sarcophagus, which is believed to have been stolen from Egypt more than 100 years ago. (AFP / getty images)
2. It is armed stuffed armadillo was sent to Australia from Texas as a gift, but it was confiscated in Sydney because of a violation of Australian laws on imports of wild animals. Customs officers even joked that, well, “it is so tasteless that the only reason why you can not let the country is stuffed.” (Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.)
3. Employees of the Munich airport were shocked to discover a skeleton in the luggage of two Italians during the scan. The women said that the remains of their relatives who died in Brazil , they would like to bury in Italy. Upon presentation of a death certificate, which states that a person has died a natural death, the Italians were allowed to transport the remains to their homeland. (Arthur Turner / Alamy)
4. Illegal weapons – has long been high on the list of items that are most often seized by customs, but not all the bags can boast such a variety of masks. This set was confiscated at the Swiss border in the French group in January of this year. (AFP / getty images)
5. 24-year-old man was arrested at Sydney Airport in 2009 for having tried to smuggle in the luggage of four different types of snakes and lizards. (Australian Customs and Border Protection Service)
6. Employees of John F. Kennedy Airport in 2009 in New York arrested a passenger from South Korea, which were found two denominations face value of 100 thousand dollars. These rare banknotes were issued in 1934, but never got into general circulation. Naturally, Korean banknotes were counterfeit. (Peter Titmuss / Alamy)
7. Customs Britain once confiscated at the post office pretty awesome pair of gloves in the style of Freddy Krueger. (Photos 12 / Alamy)
8. On the border of Lewiston and Queenston between Canada and the United States in 2008, 50-year-old man from Barbados caused suspicion among customs officers, declare 100 bottles of “holy water”. Holy water was liquid ketamine. (First Light / Alamy; US Customs and Border Protection)
9. It is necessary to take my hat off ambition smuggler who tried to transport 70 animals, including crocodiles (pictured) in his luggage on a flight from Bangkok to Johannesburg in 2009. (Jacqueline Roberts / Alamy)
10. Employees of Munich airport somehow found in the luggage of decaying monkey head, which found the smell. Fortunately, we have no pictures of her. (Avatra images / Alamy)
11. Since we’re talking about heads … Customs Airport in Denver to his horror and disgust have found a severed head in a bag seal biology teacher. The teacher said that he cut it with a dead animal, and that’s going to use it for “educational purposes”. (Jason Roberts / Alamy)
12. In 2010, more than 350 copies of Faberge eggs were found in the Paris Charles de Gaulle airport. They were smuggled out of Russia. (AFP / getty images)
13. Greek police charged two U.S. tourists in the desecration of the dead, finding in their carry-on six human skulls. Tourists said they bought the skulls in a souvenir shop and thought they were not real. (Nicolas nadjar / Alamy)
14. And this “burden” has not yet had time to confiscate … This image obtained by scanning the provided media and the Brazilian Federal Police can see the bags of cocaine in the gastro-intestinal tract of 20-year-old Irish citizen who was arrested by Brazilian police on Sept. 12 at the airport Congonhas in Sao Paulo. The young man, whose name has not been disclosed, was stopped while trying to board a plane bound for Brussels. In the intestine, was arrested on 72 sachets, which was almost a kilogram of cocaine.