To much of the western world, the Middle East is seen as a dangerous region with serious crimes and terrorist activity  that make it a threat to itself and the rest of the world. But we've uncovered a lighter side to the villainy in the region that is less Bin Laden , more Bugsy Malone . Last year, the Mideast’s miscreants tried their best to dodge the law by making their criminal plans weirder and wackier than ever before. From turbocharged panties  to snakes on a plane, confused cops across the region were left scratching their heads over criminal capers that seemed too bizarre to believe. But the plots of these dastardly deviants soon went awry as attempts to smuggle amo in nappies were foiled by border police and the Thelma and Louise style Gulfi girl gang  got arrested. Here are some of the best criminal cock-ups the region has to offer.
Is the Middle East just a region of wars and terror? Or does it have a lighter side? Tell us what you think below.