CRIME
01/01/2015 11:25 am ET Updated Jan 01, 2015

Cocaine Tamales, Meth-Filled Cheese: U.S. Customs' Strangest Border Busts

Meth inside a cheese wheel. Opium inside 66 bars of soap from Thailand. Smugglers were imaginative when trying to sneak drugs and other illegal objects into the country last year. But the novel hiding for stashing their contraband didn't always slip past the guards and agents watching American borders. U.S. Customs and Border Protection took to Twitter to count down the 10 strangest busts of 2014.

"We find things in really weird places," said U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman Jennifer Evanitsky, who amassed the list. "Smugglers got creative."

Of course, the most successful smugglers won't be shamed by winding up on this list.

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