Thursday 4 April 2013

Dog House Blog, Sniffin Out The Mad & Bad!

Molly The Wally & Ratty Rat!

Molly The Wallys’ Top Ten Items Confiscated By Customs From Around The World!

Recently tens of thousands of shrink wrapped insects, stuffed into four hessian bags, were found in the luggage of a 22-year-old man who had travelled from Burkina Faso, in west Africa. The man claimed the 94kg of caterpillars were for ‘personal consumption’ but as the insects breached controls on the importation of products of animal origin they were destroyed. So after we had a look at Playmobils’ Security Check Point (here) we thought we’d take a look at some of the more bizarre things our snouts have sniffed out. 

Fancy a bit of DIY? Well why not try the coke door? A wooden door, imported from Mexico and containing about 11 pounds of cocaine, and was seized by Australian Customs officials in Sydney.

Have you got any change? A passenger from Korea was stopped by officials at John F. Kennedy airport after it emerged that he was carrying two 100,000 dollar bills. Bad research on his behalf as the notes were only printed in 1934 and never entered into general circulation.

Less potato more Mr.Potatoecstasy! The toy containing 293 grams of ecstasy was seized by Australian Customs at a mail center in Sydney. The parcel was posted from Ireland so maybe they should have tried a leprechaun?

Less Luger more Krueger! Over at Coventry airport, customs officials once intercepted a pair of Freddy Krueger style claws and it wasn’t even Halloween.

Eye, eye, eye what have we got here? One of the most bizarre items ever to be seized at customs was found at Stansted Airport and comprised of 10 human eye balls floating in a jam jar.

The Mask! No, not the movie. Illegal weapons are often confiscated items at Customs, but not always with such ridiculous masks which were seized by the Swiss border control.

That must have fashion garment ‘The Pigeon Pants’? Live pigeons were stuffed into the tights of a man, at Melbourne International Airport. He was a carrier pigeon or saw it a stool pigeon?  

The Real drug mule! One of 200 cement yard statues shaped like a donkey seized by U.S. Customs. The culprits were jailed for just being an ass!

Something fishy going on! A woman on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne had 51 live tropical fish hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt. Customs officers became suspicious after hearing strange noises coming from the vicinity of her waist. 

Stick em up! A gun totting stuffed armadillo was sent to Australia from Texas as a gift but it was confiscated for breaching Australia's strict laws on wildlife importation. Bad taste should have been enough of a reason not allowing it into the country!

Have you ever sniffed out anything bizarre?


  1. Oh Molly, human eye balls, yuk. Have a wonderful Thursday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  2. Live fish??? Really??? Who knew!

  3. Ewwww eye balls!!!! Yuck!!!!

  4. molly
    Hoomans awe decidedly weewd, and often EEEvil..I have nevew sniffed out anything, and aftew seeing that gwoop, I'm sowt of glad EEEEW
    smoochie kisses

  5. Hmmm seems like a lot of weird things end up Australia.

  6. that rat freaks our mum out. there is definitely a lot of wierd stuff in the nyc area but maybe not at the airport i think it stays in the city

    urban hounds

  7. GOOD GOLLY MIZ MOLLY! I swear, they need to put you on sniff patrol at every major airport in London!!!!!!!!!! I love, just LOVE that first picture of you with who looks to me as TEA RAT, my beloved RAT! (He is a drawing I do....)

    Good heavens, these drug trafficers, they are plain stupid. That's all I've got to say!!!!!!!

    HAPPY DAY DEAR ONES and how is the little one doing these days?

  8. Hi Molly! Thanks for sharing this. Boy, have I been educated this morning. Huh! Human eyeballs?? Ugh! Very interesting....

  9. Eeewww. Human eye balls floating a jar? EWWWWW. Mommy's dinner appetite just flew out the window.

  10. Grossssss - those eyeballs! Someone tried to stuff a cooler in a local convenience stores trash bin. It wouldn't fit so they left it on top. When the store clerk came out to investigate and opened it, she found two eyes floating in ice. There was a huge commotion over why someone would have those eyes and who they belonged to. In the end it turned out they were pig's eyes. But it sure caused quite the commotion.

    Mom is off to check out the Mr. Potato heads here for contraband.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  11. Hi Molly,

    I wonder how many poeples are looking for their eyes at the airport, makes you wonder wwhats in the store cupboard......any one for fish heads!

  12. Eyeballs? Really? Gross!

  13. I've heard lots of stories like this! Now many get away with it?

  14. Can't help but mention the old saying about having enough eye's to see you through the week.. sorry !
    Luvs Freya Rose Blossom X

  15. smuggling live animals is the worst!

  16. Hahahha. Seems a lot of weird stuffs in Australia. OK this is not an airport story, but once when my MOM managed a home improvement center she and another employee stopped a lady as she was leaving the store cuz something was not right. As they were talking to this lady a cord dropped out from between her legs. MOM picked up the end of the cord and asked "what exactly will happen if I plug this in?" Turns out the lady had a TV stashed between her legs. No Joke!

  17. That sure is some crazy, crazy stuff Molly!

  18. OMD MOLLY... Carrier Pigeon.... STOOL Pigeon!! You just CRACK us UP with stuffs like that...
    Amazing what peeps will try to smuggle in, isn't it?

  19. MOL MOlly I consider myself to have an excellent sniffer but OMDs these are beyond my wildest dreams..
    mom says the pigeon man might consider shaving he legs...MOL
    hugs madi your bfff

  20. Those are some weird things. Have a good one Molly. Lee and Phod

  21. It's amazing what people will try to get across the borders! What are they thinking?! Especially in this day and age!

  22. A carrier pigeon!!! Ha roo roo roo! That one cracked me up!
    Amazing. The eye balls creeped Mom out!
    Play bows,

  23. Very interesting, Molly! You find the coolest stuff on the interwebs...! :) Sorry you can't win a Frosty Paws mascot...Riley has already torn the paw off of hers or else I would offer to send it to you!

    Happy Thursday--almost the weekend again!

    Elyse and Riley

  24. Hahahaha...oh Molly... I must laugh.... but at least better pigeons than ants in the pants :o) staff is very interested on the DIY-project the door :o)with

  25. Oh my gosh! People are so silly.


  26. Once SHE saw a display of confiscated items in New Zealand. One was a HUGE ball of elephant dung with a cigarette lighter pushed into the top. How would you like that on your coffee table?

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  27. Molly I always learn something useful here...Now I know what "hessian" is ... About that pigeon smuggler...and the live fish apron...what were these people thinking? Too bizarre!

  28. Hi Y'all!

    Molly, all I can say is, it takes all kinds...but really...

    Who is your little friend?

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  29. Where oh where molly do you find all these things.......
    stella rose and mags

  30. That's some strange stuffs! Critters in the pants?? Peeps are odd!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  31. I can only say, oh my!

    Critter Alley

  32. Molly, you are the best at sniffing this stuff out. I love your posts.

  33. Bet those caterpillars were nommy.

  34. What fun those airport sniffing dogs must have!! That's what I want to be when I grow up!!


  35. That is some crazy stuff. The fish lady is kind of funny.

    Loveys Sasha

  36. Hoomans can be SO gross!!
    Have a wonderful weekend Miss Molly!
    Wally & Sammy

  37. Sheesh Molly, that is some crazy stuffs for sure. Eyeballs?? WTH? Mum saw quite a few shows about Customs and some crazy peeps even had things hidden in their, er, well, you know, where the sun don't shine! Thanks for the laughs mate. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  38. Where. Do. You. Get. This. Stuff.


    The eyeballs totally freak me out, and I have only the utmost pity for the poor pigeons and fish.

    Good. Grief!!!!

    -The Fuzzy Tales human

  39. People are so strange! Wonder what the story behind the eyeballs was? I too feel sorry for the pigeons and the tropical fish. What a traumatic journey for them!

    Susan and Wrigs

  40. wow Molly! People must be crazy to think they'd get away w/ this stuff! You always make us smile!

  41. Humans do the strangest things. I love the photo of you and the rat!

    your pal,

  42. That is some crazy stuff. The eyeballs=yuck!