Federal agents arrested dozens of cocaine smugglers, including two Miami International Airport employees, in a massive crackdown on illegal trafficking on Wednesday.
The same day, a South Florida man was indicted in a West Palm Beach federal court for hiding over two dozen semi-automatic handguns and shotguns in boxes of dog food in order to "arm his people" in Haiti, reports the Sun Sentinel.
Vladimir Jean-Baptiste, 40, of Broward County, reportedly told Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators that he was starting a security firm in Haiti and authorities confirm that he was carrying a Blackberry phone provided by the Police Nationale d'Haiti when he was arrested on May 31. Read the full report on Sun Sentinel.
Jean-Baptiste had reportedly hoped surrounding his illegal exports in dog food would throw off any investigating sniffer canines.
Other smugglers have used much odder methods to conceal their crimes.
In January, a North Carolina man hid a .38 caliber, six inch barrel revolver in his rectum in order to sneak the firearm into a jail.
Months later, at New York's JFK airport, a man attempted to smuggle a knife on board a flight by storing it in a jar of mayonnaise. It was an strange choice considering liquids like mayo are also banned on flights.
Likewise, a California man at Oakland Airport tried to explain away any attention from dug-sniffing drugs by hiding his marijuana in a jar of peanut butter, a common favorite for any canine.
TSA agents found his sticky stash while confiscating his Skippy, banned on board because it's considered a liquid.