Human smuggling is defined as the ‘facilitation and attempted transportation of a person or persons to cross an international border illegally, in violation of one or more of the countries’ laws. Due to local wars and hardships, there has been a significant spike in the number of migrants hoping to find better lives in the US or EU. It is sad to think that people had to resort to crazy means in search of a new life; yet many human smuggling rings also make huge profit of money to smuggling people to ‘greener pastures’. Here are 10 of the craziest cases of human smuggling.
A woman was so desperate that she hid her two-month-old baby in a backpack to try to get past airport security because she didn’t have the proper immigration papers for her boy to leave the Philippines.
Airport staff at Ninoy Aquino International Airport were shocked to see a baby inside the bag after he was detected by the X-ray machine. The boy was safe and asleep when he was discovered by security.
Enrique Canchola of Mexico tried to illegally cross the US by sewing himself into the passenger seat of a car. The 42-year-old Mexican was discovered at San Ysidro border crossing in California.