Monday, February 23, 2009

What's In Your Pants?

The variety of ruses used by would-be smugglers is quite amazing. We've chronicled a few in the past, but a 23 year old man added a new one when he was rumbled in Melborne airport a couple of weeks ago. We're not sure how the customs officers spotted him (the bulging calves? the coo-ing noises coming from his trousers?) but when they took him to one side they found he was wearing a pair of tights stuffed with two pigeons. The birds had survived the ten hour flight from Dubai unharmed. The real mystery is...why? The birds were not a rare breed and the man didn't give any clear answer when asked what he was planning to do with them. We think the other aspect of the story, looking at those hairy legs, was possibly that he was also smuggling a gorilla, and the birds were a decoy? We'll leave it to you to decide...

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