It makes sense when you hear about somebody being pinched for trying to smuggle drugs through an airport. Drugs are really expensive. And in high demand.\n\nAnd then there's this Czech guy who got caught with 16 bird eggs stashed in his crotch at Sydney Airport in Australia.\n\nThe Associated Press reports customs officials chose the 39-year-old passenger for a baggage inspection after his arrival from Dubai. During the pat down, officers discovered and confiscated the offending ovum, reportedly in and around the man's underpants. \n\nTim Fitzgerald, a hard-boiled spokesman for the nation's customs agency, said, "Officers allegedly found 16 small eggs concealed in his groin area", according to The Telegraph.\n\nA team of veterinarians from the federal department of agriculture are studying the eggs to determine the species of bird. Here's a look at the contraband:\n\n\t\n\t\tMan arrested at Australian airport for hiding 16 bird eggs in his underwear. http:\/\/t.co\/9Sn0pRu2xX pic.twitter.com\/wTWNiYObed\n\t\u2014 Joe McDonald (@Joe_McDonald) May 21, 2014\n\nAustralia takes wildlife smuggling seriously, and officials promptly arrested the man, who was set to appear in court on Wednesday in Sydney "for attempting to import regulated live specimens without a permit", along with just being a bad egg. \n\n\u201cWildlife smuggling is cruel and often results in the death of animals in transit", Fitzgerald said. "The import and export of wildlife is strictly controlled and policed by customs and border protection at the border".\n\nAnd officials aren't looking to go over easy on the alleged felon, either. The scrambled smuggling attempt could land the man a 10-year jail sentence and a hefty fine to the tune of $157,000 ($170,000 AUS).\n\nIt just goes to show: Crime isn't all it's cracked up to be.