Yikes. While investing in a piece of bulletproof luggage might cost you a pretty penny (and score you a free cavity search courtesy of the TSA), it's just about the only way you're going to rule out this kind of chicanery while you're traveling.
Something to keep in mind the next time you're passing through any of the world's more unsavory places.
Namely, an airport.
Gianni Jaccoma is an editorial assistant for Thrillist Travel. If you broke into his luggage, the only things you'd find are disappointment and old mints. Follow him to safer travels on Twitter @gjaccoma.