Top 10 things in the world that have been smuggled the most

New Delhi: Smugglers transfer goods and people illegally from one country to another. The goods may vary from gold and silver, to drugs and weapons.The practice of smuggling started in the middle ages and continues
top 10 things in the world that have been...
India TV News Desk October 20, 2014 11:18 IST

New Delhi: Smugglers transfer goods and people illegally from one country to another. The goods may vary from gold and silver, to drugs and weapons.

The practice of smuggling started in the middle ages and continues till this day.

Here are ten things in the world that are smuggled the most:
 
1. Humans

 

Human smuggling is when a person by his own will wants to migrate from one country to another but does not have the legal right to do it, so he/she makes a decision to smuggle oneself.

Such people get helped by smugglers who get paid.

This smuggling is different from human trafficking as it involves the consent of the person.

Many die will getting smuggled due to suffocation in the suitcase, or they get lost on their way/

A few years back, in 2001 a 135lb woman was found in the dashboard of a car near the US-Mexico border.
 
2. Weapons

 

Smuggling of arms and weapons is the root cause of terrorism in the world.

Every year thousands of heavy machine guns, hand-held under-barrel and mounted grenade launchers, portable anti-aircraft guns, portable anti-tanks guns, recoilless rifles, portable launchers of anti-aircraft missile systems are smuggled from one country to another.

Internationally, it is a market of $60billion approximately per year.

The infamous Purulia arms drop case during the Nineties in India was one in the series of arms running rackets flourishing in South and Southeast Asia.

 
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