To Catch a Smuggler (S2B)

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To Catch a Smuggler (S2B)

With prison sentences of up to 20 years and fines up to R15 million, you would think that smuggling contraband into America isn’t worth the risk. I certainly wouldn’t dare.

Some people, however, know that there are millions of people who come into the United States every year and think it possible to slip by security as part of the crowd.

Luckily, the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is there to help. Their job is to find the people who think themselves above the law.

Thanks to the risk involved, criminals get very creative when hiding their drugs. The DHS, however, are well versed at uncovering these sneaky methods.

One criminal tried hiding drugs in preserved fruit, but the DHS agent noticed they were an odd colour and found drugs inside.

In another instance, a DHS agent noticed that the coffee bags in someone’s baggage felt strange, going on to find white powder inside instead of brown.

Watch as DHS agents sniff out the sneakiest of delinquents every Thursday at 7 PM on National Geographic (ch 220).

Author: Jan hendrik Harmse