Woman Caught Smuggling 102 iPhone Units Into China by Wearing Them

Woman caught trying to smuggle over 100 iPhones into China by strapping them to her body

Woman caught trying to smuggle over 100 iPhones into China by strapping them to her body

Likewise, a new case has emerged in China where an overambitious woman tried to smuggle 102 iPhone units from Hong Kong to China by strapping them onto her body.

According to Kotaku, an online news agency, "Customs officials stopped a woman after noticing that the way her body bulged appeared odd". However, the officers checked the woman due to her unusual body proportions on her way back from Hong Kong on June 30.

Local media reports that the woman has been "dealt with".

Woman caught trying to smuggle over 100 iPhones into China by strapping them to her body

According to the report, published on July 11, custom officers noticed the middle-aged woman because she was wearing a cardigan over her blouse, not appropriate considering the warm weather. Sure enough, when customs officials made her go through the metal detector, the alarm activated. The motivation for smuggling iPhone models from Hong Kong to China is the price difference - China levies taxes and duties over and above the Hong Kong price, making the smuggling quite lucrative for both the buyer and seller. Underneath her clothing were more than 100 iPhones and 15 luxury watches, all weighing in at 44 pounds. It is a problems being tackled vigorously by the Chinese government.

So why are iPhones being smuggled into a country that manufactures so many? Previously, a man was caught by officials as he tried to smuggle 146 iPhones.

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