Here are 45 items people try to sneak in through the airport at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. All of these items where taken by photographer Taryn Simon.
Enfield 1858 percussion pistol, sent from Afghanistan (unlicensed).
Guinea pigs, sent from Ecuador (prohibited).
Season 4 DVDs of Lost (pirated).
Deer penis, sent from somewhere in Asia origin (prohibited).
Exotic fruits, sent from somewhere in Africa (prohibited).
Unidentified dead mammal, sent from Indonesia (prohibited).
Gold dust, sent from India (undeclared).
Patek Philippe watches, sent from China (counterfeit).
Fake drugs, sent from South Africa (prohibited).
Disguised Louis Vuitton handbag, sent from China (counterfeit).
Unidentified white powder.
Chicken feet possibly containing Avian Influenza/Newcastle Disease (prohibited).
Insect larvae and pupae of butterflies, sent from India (prohibited).
Leather cases with ornaments (undeclared).
Oxalis tuberosa plant, sent from Peru (prohibited).
Steroids, Testosterone & Sustanon, sent from Pakistan (illegal).
Cow hoof bottle, possibly with BSE or Foot and Mouth Disease (prohibited).
Lard, sent from Ukraine (prohibited).
Smoking accessories (prohibited).
Bird corpse, labeled as home décor, sent from Indonesia (prohibited).
Natural chewing gum made from raw sugar cane, sent from Jamaica (prohibited).
Unknown liquid (prohibited).
Stalks of millet, sent from India (prohibited).
USA American Visagra, a fake Viagra brand, sent from China (counterfeit).
Juan Lopez and Hoyo De Monterrey Cuban cigars (prohibited).
Cow dung toothpaste, sent from India (prohibited).
Eight cartons of Marlboro cigarettes (passenger declined to pay tax – abandoned).
Deer antlers (prohibited).
Nesting dolls with Snow White Disney characters (counterfeit).
Perfume and cologne (counterfeit).
Gemstones, sent from Sri Lanka (held, pending appraisal).
Heroin, sent from from India (illegal).
Hydrocodone, sent from India (illegal).
Dry khat leaves, sent from Kenya (illegal).
Ketamine, sent from India (illegal).
Peppers, sent from Ghana (prohibited).
Blue and yellow pharmaceutical pills awaiting testing from FDA, sent from Pakistan (prohibited).
Unmarked pills, sent from China (prohibited).
GBL, which is used as a date rape drug, sent from Poland (illegal).
South African Cycad plant with soil (prohibited).
Horse sausage of Eastern European origin (prohibited).
Plastic pitcher of salami, sent from Eastern Europe (prohibited).
Artillery King sexual enhancement drugs, sent from China (prohibited).
Unidentified liquid hidden in thermos in satin bedding.
Source: Taryn Simon
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