…but they did get nailed.
Prohibition Agents Inspecting Bootlegger’s Truck, Oct. 23, 1926
What appeared to be an innocent truckload of lumber turned out to be a bootlegger’s vehicle loaded with prime scotch when the Los Angeles Federal Prohibition Agents smelled the odor of a broken bottle. Investigation disclosed a cleverly conceals trapdoor of board ends leading to the interior, from which 70 cases of liquor were taken. The device is said to be the most ingenious ever caught here.
Photo and caption exhumed by Jeff Burks.