Smuggler caught with 102 iPhones strapped to her body

A woman has been caught trying to smuggle 102 iPhones from Hong Kong to mainland China. According to the reports, she strapped them to her torso and tried hiding them with extra layers of clothing.

The woman tried passing through the border on June 30, around 8:00 PM. According to the customs officers that detained her, the weather was hot, but the woman was wearing a knitted sweater on top of her t-shirt. Also, her arms and legs looked relatively slim, but her torso was disproportionately wide. Sure enough, when customs officials made her go through the metal detector, the alarm activated.

The suspected smuggler was then searched, and customs officers found no less than 102 iPhones and 15 luxury Tissot watches strapped to her upper body. The total weight of all the smuggled goods was 40 pounds.

Customs officers were surprised to find so many smartphones strapped to the woman's body and said that this is the most they've ever seen. The attempt is even more impressive, considering the woman managed to add a little extra with the Tissot watches.

This isn't the first attempt to smuggle iPhones from Hong Kong to mainland China. Apple's handsets are much cheaper in Hong Kong, and one could make quite a lot of money if they don't get caught. Back in January, a man was caught with 94 of Apple's devices, taped to his body in a similar fashion. It is unknown how many smugglers don't get caught every year.

source: XMNN (Translated) via RedmondPie



1. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

She tried for to many at one time smh.

2. peace247 unregistered

Lol but stupid

3. notfair

Posts: 761; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

15 luxury Tissot watches, that's an overstatement. Tissot is far from a luxury brand.

4. Cicero

Posts: 1144; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Tissot watches? lol

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

40 pounds? If she do this on a daily basis she'll never need to hit the gym any time soon. Just sayin'.

7. Joulukas

Posts: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 2013

This post has been up for ages and no isis/samsung joke to be found? Wierd, very very wierd!

9. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Your spelling is weird too.

8. dimas

Posts: 3394; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

And I can't even handle having 2 phones in my pockets.

10. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

The one she's pointing to is hers though... :)

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