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Drilling the hole wouldn't be that much, just use a pixie and a very small chainsaw.

I'm wondering how they got the end of the log to look so natural.

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Not a clue, but very effectively. Another question is how did they conceal the ends so well? Hmmm. There may be a project idea there.

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You can see the glue line in a circle on the end of the log.

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You have to admit that that is some pretty good woodworking to drill a hole like that and then make a plug to fit it that well.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I love it when those well made plans fall apart, they went to a lot of trouble to drill those holes and fill up the logs, James is correct as you can see the plug at the ends so they should have gone to more effort to do a more secret plug, all that effort and they lost it all, a big well done to the customs and excise men who found it all, Ha Ha Ha. NGM
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I have no knowledge of how those holes were produced.

Isn't it amazing at how much effort some people will go to for illegal activities? I, like others am glad they got caught. If those people that developed that technique could expend their energies on helpful efforts - it could be amazing. Who said pipe doesn't grow on trees?

In the world of crime and smuggling there are some "smart" people - unfortunately they have no moral integrity. I read an account of a reptile smuggler who would pack live, yet harmless (contraband) snakes in women's bras. One of the TSA officers observed that a woman's "boobs" were moving quite a bit while she was not moving otherwise! CITES, which is the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (Flora and Fauna) has some very severe penalties for those involved in such illegal activities!

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I would think they used an auger of some sort. Probably when off loading the logs the weight was a big clue that something was up. Need a little work on their plug and glue skills. Maybe they cut and turned the plug from a section just before they bored the hole.

Must be a heavy smoker to smuggle that many cigarettes.
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Probably when off loading the logs the weight was a big clue that something was up.

Must be a heavy smoker to smuggle that many cigarettes.
From my experience chasing smugglers, I think it more likely a snitch was involved but I do admire their creativity. Back in the 70's we used to encounter counterfeit hard-shell samsonite suitcases that were manufactured so the shell had two layers about 1/8" apart. The center void was filled with drugs. The carved statue in the photo is another example of how stuff is concealed. I can't remember if the "stuffing" was marijuana or hashish.
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