There are many reasons why someone would attempt to get something deemed illegal through airport security or international borders, this could be something as simple as a 40 year old bottle of Scotch and you’re just trying to avoid the liquid-restrictions.

Unfortunately not everything that gets smuggled is as harmless as a bottle of Scotch, items are smuggled every day for personal or organisational financial gain, ignoring possible harm to innocent creatures or even considering the harm a smuggled product like heroin could do.

In this infographic MyOffers explores some of the more infamous stories of desperate smugglers attempting to transport contraband through customs, from a voodoo ritual head, to a story of an elderly man boarding a plane, and leaving as a younger passenger.