#41: Getting Your Hands on 10kg of Tobacco
The story shared by this Reddit user about their great-grandfather’s encounter with a smuggler is both amusing and surprising. According to the story, their great-grandfather was able to get his hands on 10kg of tobacco after a smuggler threw it away while being chased by border guards. This unexpected windfall must have been a real boon for the family, and one can only imagine the conversations and excitement that must have followed.
This anecdote also provides an interesting glimpse into the world of smuggling and border control, showing the lengths that some people will go to in order to evade the law. It’s amazing to think about the different ways in which people have found to circumvent borders and regulations throughout history and the unexpected consequences that have resulted.