My best one of many, was defying the $2000 limit we were allowed to take out the country. I had the $2000 in my bag and declared that, but failed to declare the $5000 I had stuffed into a maternity sanitary pad and wore as I walked through customs and immigration. Removed it once the plane was safely in the air.
I do know First Hand that the Mayor of Bumble Town smuggled his 'shortest' councillor across the border of MataMata. But was stopped for something totally different! They noticed that he had a Limp and on closer inspection found that he was trying get a sheep through as well hidden in his left shoe.
Fireworks (bottle rockets) into Canada, and oranges into California. Of course, the only person who knew there were fireworks in the vehicle was asleep when we crossed the boarder. The oranges? We thought we had eaten them all before reaching the boarder.
More than once I have smuggled cash into and out of a country. Was that NZ you smuggled out cash out of Cindy - I think that law was abolished in the 80's - I was too young otherwise would have definitly been in breach of it.
I have smuggled local currency into Syria and Laos - purely because the exchange rate was great! The only place I'd be worried about being searched as a woman would be the West - other countries won't dare touch me.
My best friend brought back tea leaves from Peru, not realizing that the was so "addictively good" because it was made from the coca plant (which, by the way, is what cocaine is made of). So she smuggled in coca leaves completely accidentally.
I've actually smuggled quite a bit When I was on my way to SouthEast Asia, at the airport even, my friend handed me a wad of $5,000 and told me to keep it in my pocket because each person had a limit of $7,000 and he had too much money on him, haha. Needless to say, I just stuck out my hand in speechless shock and put the HUGE STINKIN wad of cash in my pocket, haha. Thanks for the reminder of the funny story.