Smuggling anything is pretty much illegal in every country in the world, but you have to admit, these smugglers can get really creative at times. Many smugglers choose to keep items hidden ‘inside’ their bodies, hoping to get past a search.
Unluckily, many innocent people are forced to carry illegal items across the border to avoid suspicion.
In 2012, a 94-year-old woman from Nogales was turned over to the custody of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The elderly woman was caught with six bundles of marijuana weighing 10.5 pounds, which were strapped from her torso to her legs. The marijuana was valued at $5,250.
Upon arrest, the old woman was clearly shaken and shocked. Apparently, she was ‘forced’ by unknown people to traffic marijuana across the Mexico-US border. The woman was crossing the Morley Pedestrian Gate when border officers say she was picked for further inspection, according to a U.S. Customs and Border Protection news release.
Sadly, she faced charges even when she was just used as a drug mule by the real criminals. She was soon imprisoned for drug-trafficking charges.