Each day at the CheapOair travel blog we scour the internet to find you the latest news on airlines, provide helpful tips for travel and occasionally give you the chance to win great prizes.
However one kind of story that continuously kept coming into our news room throughout the calendar year was about something being smuggled on-board a plane. From the gross to the funny to the just plain bizarre, here are eight (sorry but a top five just wasn’t enough) of our favorite smuggled stories of 2010.
Disguised Man Boards International Flight: A young man is detained in Vancouver after arriving from Hong Kong in an “old man” mask.
Drugged Tiger Cub Found in Luggage in Bangkok Airport: A live tiger cub was found drugged and buried among stuffed-tiger
toys in the luggage of a woman at Bangkok’s airport.
Live Crabs Found in Woman’s Suitcase at UK Airport: A woman was stopped at Belfast International Airport after five live
crabs were found in her suitcase.
Man Caught Smuggling 18 Monkeys Under Clothes at Mexico City Airport: A man was detained at Mexico City’s international airport after authorities noticed a “mysterious bulge” under his clothes.
Giant Snails Seized at Washington Dulles International Airport: Customs agents at Washington Dulles International Airport discovered a package containing 14 Giant African Land Snails.
Maggots Force U.S. Airways Flight Back to Atlanta Gate: Maggots tumbled out of an overhead bin from a spoiled container of meat
on a US Airways flight.
Two Women Arrested at UK Airport for Boarding with Corpse: Two women were arrested at Liverpool’s John Lennon Airport for allegedly
trying to bring their 91-year-old dead relative on a flight to Germany. They told police he was “moving
and breathing” in the taxi-ride to the airport.
Bag Filled with 95 Snakes Found at Malaysia Airport: A passenger whose bag contained 95 boa constrictor snakes burst open on a
luggage conveyor belt at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.