Bad ideas: lady caught smuggling iPhones into China inside beer bottles

Bad ideas: lady caught smuggling iPhones into China inside beer bottles
When it comes to making a quick, tax-free buck, people resort to doing all kinds of crazy things to smuggle illegal items into various countries around the world. In China, there is a large import tax on goods such as iPhones, so one could make a significant profit by smuggling a load of iPhones into the country undetected.

An older lady was offered a sum of money to be the mule for 216 iPhones crossing into Shenzen, China. Unfortunately for her, the plan wasn’t exactly the best. The lot, which was comprised of both the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 4S models, was inserted into empty beer bottles that had been cut open, and then resealed with tape. As you can see in the video, they were bundled in groups of three, wrapped in a black bag, and put into dark bottles.

While this team of smugglers gets an A+ for ingenuity, it doesn’t seem like the best idea considering alcohol is one of those things that usually catches customs’ eye, especially 72+ bottles of beer.

source: OBP

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iPhone 4s
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  • Processor Apple A5, Dual-core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB



1. kylehudsons

Posts: 53; Member since: Apr 04, 2012

thats totally stupid

9. Johnny_Mnemonic

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Only ish**p do stupid things here's the proof. Jaja

2. e.wvu unregistered

How is that even possible?

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

taking stuff to the country its made in

4. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

iBottle lol............

5. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

lol.its not apple`s fault. they were smuggling it WRONG.

6. stjcripes

Posts: 27; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

72 bottles of iPhone on the wall / 72 bottles of iPhone / Tape one down / Smuggle around / 71 bottles of iPhone on the wall...

16. MonsterBonez

Posts: 3; Member since: May 04, 2012

this totally just made my day. best comment evur!!!!

7. Giggity

Posts: 147; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Next stop: convicts smuggle iPhone to prison, hiding it in you-know-where

8. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

lol thats crazy but wouldnt it be cheaper to just copy the iphone and put the logo on it and sell it as a real iphone.

10. saiki4116

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 31, 2011

too greedy else they might not have got caught...LOL..

11. dcgore

Posts: 234; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

What is it with China? This and people selling their organs for a stupid phone?!?

12. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Wow I completely forgot how small iPhones are, I mean they were putting 3 iPhones in 1 bottle. They shouldn't have used tape, they should have used some kind of glue to keep the bottles from looking suspicious at the middle of the bottle.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

ha they should have hired that dude that puts those ships in bottles.. he coulda fit them in there without cutting and taping! :) :) :)

14. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Apple ibeer.

15. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Good comedy.

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