A smuggler was caught trying to escape custom officials and sneak 102 Apple iPhones in China. With phones strapped to her body with cello tape, the woman thought officials at the airport would not spot the unusual bulge. She had also strapped 15 luxury watches on her body to smuggle them into China. However, the officers checked the woman due to her strange body proportions on her way back from Hong Kong on June 30. She was asked to step aside for a search by the customs officials only to be found with four layers of iPhones wrapped around her torso and waist. The phones and watches were sealed securely in plastic.
As per XMNN, the incident happened earlier in July when customs officer Shenzhen Louhu noticed the woman during checking procedures. Shenzhen said that generally, smugglers try to come into the country with “less than a dozen” iPhones, while there have also been cases of people trying to get away with 70 to 80 phones. The official said that this was the first time somebody tried to smuggle 102 iPhones and 15 watches at a go. Man Smuggles 41-tola Gold in Rectum! Indian Citizen was Flying From Dubai to Chandigarh
The customs doubted the woman as she was wearing a cardigan over a blouse even during the warm weather. He upper body looked bloated compared to her thin arms. Their suspicion was confirmed after she passed through a metal detector. Looking at the size and shape of the devices it looked to be from the iPhone 6 family, however, it is not clear if it is the original one or clones. As per reports, prices of the phones vary on a large scale between China mainland and Hong Kong. Some of the devices may cost 30 per cent more in China due to taxes. It is not yet proven if the woman was forced to smuggle the devices or is a part of a large group.