payitforward wrote:Ah youth....
I had an aunt who was a diamond smuggler -- for all the major jewelry companies. Long time ago....
Heard about that as a way to make some easy money, but didn't realize it could be for major companies.
Go to India. See the sites, come back with some gems, and profit a few thousand dollars.
Nowadays, with the sophisticated xray capabilities, probably couldn't get away with it.
In another smuggling story, someone, a long time ago, told me how they smuggled drugs from Mexico.
1) Be "clean cut". Short hair.
2) Go on "scuba diving" vacation to Mexico, with tanks that could be filled with drugs.
3) Come back to US on a holiday weekend, when lines at the border are very long.
It apparently worked, but for all I know, they may have been caught eventually and spent the rest of their lives in federal prison.