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16 Committed People Who Attempted To Sneak Their Way Across Borders And Failed

Lena C
Writer

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a budget of $13.56 billion, this is used to pay for the 60,000 employees that are in charge to spotting and catching almost 800,000 attempts to cross illegally into America every year. 
There is a cat and mouse arms race between the 
CBP and people who try to illegally sneak their way into the border. 
The better the CBP, the crazier the method someone will attempt sneak into U.S soil. Some were close to dying when they got caught, with severe dehydration and signs of heat strokes.   
Here are the 16 craziest attempts caught by the border patrol!  

1. The speaker box was used to hide two people.

1. The speaker box was used to hide two people.

These two thought that they would be safe inside a speaker box, but unfortunately for them, K-9 dogs smelled something was fishy in the car and found them hidden inside the box. 

2. Being extremely brave or stupid? Posing as fake marine soldiers.

2. Being extremely brave or stupid? Posing as fake marine soldiers.

These 13 illegal immigrants tried to cross the border with stolen government plates and marine uniform. The plates were taken from a U.S. Marine Corps van, but they got caught because all of them had the same name on the uniform, Perez. 
Nice try though. 

3. Two girls trying to hide inside the trunk were sniffed by K-9 dogs.

3. Two girls trying to hide inside the trunk were sniffed by K-9 dogs.

Many people lose their lives every year by trying to hide inside hot, cramped places. These girls were in need of medical assistance after they were found severely dehydrated and showing signs of carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is dangerous when breathed because it replaces oxygen in the blood and deprives the heart, brain, and other vital organs of oxygen. Large amounts of CO can kill you in just a few minutes!

4. Hiding inside the floor of the car?

4. Hiding inside the floor of the car?

This is one cool attempt, but it still failed. 
The risk of suffocation is quite large when your hiding space is so small. They were lucky to be caught. 

5. If a human can fit there, he will hide there.

5. If a human can fit there, he will hide there.

A case of extreme stupidity in the making. Placing your body inside the hood, close to the engine block is possible, but was it worth the risk?

6. Double or nothing? Two people under the hood?!

6. Double or nothing? Two people under the hood?!

As if the guy from the previous picture was not bad enough. 
This is shocking. What were they thinking?

7. The U.S is not the only one that saw people hiding under the hood, here is one taken in Europe.

7. The U.S is not the only one that saw people hiding under the hood, here is one taken in Europe.

A person from West Africa attempted to sneak into Spain by hiding near the engine block, with another taken cover behind the back seat. The two were found in critical condition. They were not likely to survive this attempt so they were very lucky to be caught. 

8. Trying to get into Spain by hiding in the hood of a tiny car? This is crazy!

8. Trying to get into Spain by hiding in the hood of a tiny car? This is crazy!

This man, also from West Africa was caught after the officers saw that the front of the tiny car is tilted forward(too much weight in the front suggest a person is hiding there). 

9. Trying to hide inside a washing machine inside a truck.

9. Trying to hide inside a washing machine inside a truck.

He had no chance to avoid being detected by K-9 dogs, they smelled him instantly and the truck was searched for less than 1 minute before he was found. 

10. The dashboard attempt.

10. The dashboard attempt.

When the car was searched, the glove box was checked for drugs or weapons, but they found a woman hiding there instead. 
What a surprise, right? 

11. Hiding under the bumper of the car must have sucked.

11. Hiding under the bumper of the car must have sucked.

There is a serious danger of inhaling toxic fumes, especially carbon monoxide when you are hidden there. 

12. Hidden under the floor of this truck.

12. Hidden under the floor of this truck.

They could have easily fallen through the floor with just a thin sheet of metal holding them. 

13. This one takes balls. Hiding 12 people in a fake border patrol car.

13. This one takes balls. Hiding 12 people in a fake border patrol car.

Hide in plain sight takes guts. These 12 illegal immigrants attempted to fool border patrol by riding in the back of a fake border patrol vehicle. 
The real patrol saw that something is odd and pulled the car over and saw it's a fake. 

14. Becoming a seat?

14. Becoming a seat?

Nice try there, but this guy was still caught after he was attempting to hide disguised as a car seat. 

15. Another attempt at hiding as a car seat in disguise was foiled by border patrol.

15. Another attempt at hiding as a car seat in disguise was foiled by border patrol.

The problem with this idea is that the patrol can see the chair moving (when he is breathing), this is why this plan is doomed.

16. Hiding in the trunks of cars being towed.

16. Hiding in the trunks of cars being towed.

Similar to hiding in any trunk, you will be spotted very fast. The border patrol is not lazy and will search any suspicious vehicle. 

These people were willing to risk their lives attempting to pass through the border, so while they failed in the end, their attempts were very impressive.
Too bad for them, the border patrol is always one step ahead.
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