8 Strange Things That Travelers Tried To Smuggle in Their Bags

Published June 15th, 2021 - 07:56 GMT

From live animals, dangerous materials and creepy artefacts, some travelers have really tried to test the limits on what they could pack in their suitcases.

Here are 8 of the strangest things that travelers tried to smuggle:

 

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1.  Python

1. Python: A traveler at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados attempted to smuggle a python by putting it inside a nylon stocking, and hiding it inside an external hard drive.

2. Fake bomb

2. Fake bomb: Employees at Chicago O'Hare Airport panicked after they found what they thought was a bomb passed through an X-ray machine. It appeared to be real, which led to bomb experts being called to check it, and because of that, security had to close the airport for 19 minutes.

3. Firecrackers

3. Firecrackers: A traveler at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) packed these firecrackers in his checked bag. What sounds like a low budget horror flick is actually the name of the firecrackers.

4. Wedding-themed hand grenades

4. Wedding-themed hand grenades: Workers at Newark Liberty International Airport were surprised by the presence of souvenirs for newlyweds in the form of hand grenades, and they were also examined by bomb experts to confirm that they were just a gift.

5. Freddy Krueger’s hand

5. Freddy Krueger's hand: It is well known that it is forbidden to carry a knife at the airport, let alone a glove with several sharpened blades on it?! This is what happened at Atlanta International Airport. Security confiscated what looks like a replica of the glove of "Freddy Krueger", a fictional character who appeared in many horror films and attacks his victims using a glove armed with sharpened blades to kill his victims while they sleep.

6. Phoney IED

6. Phony IED: Six checkpoints were closed at Newark Liberty International Airport, after a fake explosive device was found. TSA learned that the man with the explosive device in his bag was traveling to Florida to participate in a training event focused on X-ray detection of explosive devices.

7. A cat

7. A cat: Officers at Erie International Airport in Pennsylvania were surprised to find a cat in a passenger's luggage. The cat was turned over to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The couple, meanwhile, was charged with animal cruelty.

8. Huge scissors

8. Huge scissors: At the airport, knives and sharp tools are not allowed in carry-on baggage, except for scissors, as long as they are less than four inches from the fulcrum. So these ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors definitely didn’t make the cut.

1.  Python
2. Fake bomb
3. Firecrackers
4. Wedding-themed hand grenades
5. Freddy Krueger’s hand
6. Phoney IED
7. A cat
8. Huge scissors
1.  Python
1. Python: A traveler at the Grantley Adams International Airport (GAIA) in Barbados attempted to smuggle a python by putting it inside a nylon stocking, and hiding it inside an external hard drive.
2. Fake bomb
2. Fake bomb: Employees at Chicago O'Hare Airport panicked after they found what they thought was a bomb passed through an X-ray machine. It appeared to be real, which led to bomb experts being called to check it, and because of that, security had to close the airport for 19 minutes.
3. Firecrackers
3. Firecrackers: A traveler at the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) packed these firecrackers in his checked bag. What sounds like a low budget horror flick is actually the name of the firecrackers.
4. Wedding-themed hand grenades
4. Wedding-themed hand grenades: Workers at Newark Liberty International Airport were surprised by the presence of souvenirs for newlyweds in the form of hand grenades, and they were also examined by bomb experts to confirm that they were just a gift.
5. Freddy Krueger’s hand
5. Freddy Krueger's hand: It is well known that it is forbidden to carry a knife at the airport, let alone a glove with several sharpened blades on it?! This is what happened at Atlanta International Airport. Security confiscated what looks like a replica of the glove of "Freddy Krueger", a fictional character who appeared in many horror films and attacks his victims using a glove armed with sharpened blades to kill his victims while they sleep.
6. Phoney IED
6. Phony IED: Six checkpoints were closed at Newark Liberty International Airport, after a fake explosive device was found. TSA learned that the man with the explosive device in his bag was traveling to Florida to participate in a training event focused on X-ray detection of explosive devices.
7. A cat
7. A cat: Officers at Erie International Airport in Pennsylvania were surprised to find a cat in a passenger's luggage. The cat was turned over to the Humane Society of Northwestern Pennsylvania. The couple, meanwhile, was charged with animal cruelty.
8. Huge scissors
8. Huge scissors: At the airport, knives and sharp tools are not allowed in carry-on baggage, except for scissors, as long as they are less than four inches from the fulcrum. So these ceremonial ribbon-cutting scissors definitely didn’t make the cut.