Weird Cargo at the New York Airport (40 pics)

Posted in Pictures       17 Nov 2010       13995       7

These are some of the 1,075 photographs taken by Taryn Simon who spent 5 days last year taking pictures of cargo seized or detained from express mail and passengers entering the USA from abroad at Kennedy airport. All the photos were shot for the project “Contraband”. Some of these counterfeit and prohibited items are weird, others are just hilarious.

 

Lard, Ukraine

U.S. Currency

Gold Dust, India

Mixed Fruits, Africa

Watches, China

Pigeon Medicine, South Africa

Louis Vuitton Handbags

Deer Penis, Asia

Guinea Pigs, Ecuador

"Lost" DVDs

Unidentified White Powder

Chicken Feet

Insect Larvae, India

Mixed Jewelry

Steroids, Pakistan

Bongs

Unidentified Mammal, Indonesia

Sugar Cane, Jamaica

Unknown Meat

Oxalis Tuberosa, Peru

Broom Corn, India

Unidentified Liquid

Pharmaceutical Pills, Pakistan

Viagra, China

Dry Khat, Kenya

South African Cycad

African Mask

Hydrocodone, India

Nesting Dolls

Cow-Dung Toothpaste, India

Piper Leaves

Heroin, India

Gemstones, Sri Lanka

Cow-Hoof Bottle, Europe

Cuban Cigars

Beef, Argentina

Date-Rape Drug, Poland

Pitcher of Salami, Eastern Europe

Bird Corpse, Indonesia

Money Orders


Credits:  www.nytimes.com

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Comments (7):

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2Cool4Ice 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
deer penis !!
       
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Dear Penis, 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Danny P
       
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kryosis 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
?? so crazy!
       
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M 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
17- Slow Loris
       
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Banana Phone 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Cow foot.. Bottle?

Exuze me wtf?
       
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Peanut 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
The misery those animals had to endure. Horrible.
       
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rolotomasi 8 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
How come they seize those nesting dolls ?
If they had cocaine inside i would understand, but otherwise, WTF ?
       
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