Crazy Contraband: photo gallery of weird confiscated stuff, including drugs and critters


MR. POTATOECSTASY: A Mr Potatohead toy containing 293 grams of ecstasy seized by Australian Customs at a mail center in Sydney, Australia is seen in this undated handout photograph. The parcel was posted from Ireland and sent to a residential address in Sydney's western suburbs. (Reuters/Australian Customs/Handout)

More photographs of weird things seized by customs and law enforcement officials, including drugs and living creatures, below.

LONELY LIZARD: A customs officer presents a live chameleon during a news conference by the customs duty office at the Frankfurt airport in 2007. Customs officers displayed various items and reptiles that had been confiscated while being illegally smuggled into Germany. (Reuters/Alex Grimm)


FISH SKIRT: A woman on a flight from Singapore to Melbourne shows the 51 live tropical fish hidden in a specially designed apron under her skirt in this 2005 handout photograph from the Australian Customs Service. Customs officers became suspicious after hearing "flipping" noises coming from the vicinity of her waist, and an examination revealed 15 plastic water-filled bags holding concealed fish. (Reuters)


GECKO BOOK: Australian native geckos concealed in a hollowed out book which were seized by Customs officials are seen in this 2008 photo. Australian Customs officials were alerted by Australia Post to a suspect express mail package bound for the Czech Republic. Customs investigators responded and took possession of the package. Inside they found a hollowed-out book containing two adult and two baby southern leaf tail geckos. (Reuters/Australian Customs/Handout)

: Some of the 150 bottles containing illegal liquid steroids hidden inside sexual lubricant packaging seized by the Australian Customs is seen in this 2008 handout. Customs said that the bottles, labeled as "gay lube oil", actually contained prohibited performance and image enhancing drugs manufactured and sent from Thailand. (Reuters/Australian Customs/Handout)


: One of 200 cement yard statues shaped like a donkey is shown on display in this 2009 handout image provided by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. Law enforcement agents seized 1800 pounds of marijuana valued at $1.5 million that had been hidden in the 200 statues in the cities of Fontana, California and Sun Valley, California. (Reuters/U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement/Handout)


: Live pigeons are pictured, stuffed into the tights of a man, at Melbourne International Airport in this 2009 picture released by Australian Customs. The man, a passenger on a flight from Dubai, was discovered with a live pigeon stuffed in each leg of his tights, as well as two bird eggs, plant seeds and undeclared samples of eggplant after a search by customs and border control officers and was handed over to Australian Quarantine and Inspection Services staff, according to local media. (Reuters/Australian Customs/Handout)


: A cache of cocaine concealed inside dozens of fake candy Easter eggs is pictured in this 2010 photograph released by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. ICE officials arrested Esteban Galtes from Miami, Florida on a drug smuggling charge after he was intercepted at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on December 23, 2010, attempting to smuggle in a cache of cocaine. Officers searched Galtes' luggage and discovered more than 14 pounds of cocaine, much of it camouflaged as pastel-colored, egg-shaped candies with the remainder of the cocaine secreted under the cardboard bottom of a paper shopping bag. The seized cocaine has an estimated street value of more than $100,000. (Reuters/ICE/Handout)


: This 2004 photo released by Belgian police shows exotic frogs from Panama that were discovered by customs officials in film boxes at Brussels national airport. More than 500 amphibian creatures were smuggled into the country by two Belgian citizens to sell on the black market at about 150 euros each. (Reuters/Ho/Belgian Customs Authorities)


: Two Australian Customs officers hold statues made of ephedrine, a drug used to make "speed" or methamphetamine, after they were seized in raids in Sydney in 2005. (Reuters/Australian Customs/Handout DG/PN)


COKE DOOR: A wooden door, imported from Mexico and containing about 5 kg (11 pounds) of cocaine, seized by Australian Customs officials in Sydney in 2005. The Australian police charged a 32-year-old Mexican national with attempted possession of a prohibited import. (Reuters)