iPhones smuggled back into China hidden inside beer bottles

iPhones in bottle

An elderly Chinese lady was stopped at customs trying to import more than 200 iPhones hidden inside used beer bottles. The iPhones which are available for a lot less in Hong Kong were being imported into Shenzhen China.

Collecting beer bottles is not that suspicious of a pastime for some as they can be given to recycling centers in exchange for a small payment. This time however customs officers were highly suspicious due to the weight of the bottles. On further investigation, officers discovered that the bottles had been tampered with. Each bottle had been professionally cut in half and each one loaded with three iPhones; they had then been taped back together.

The bottles contained a total of 216 iPhones, a mixture of iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 models. It makes you wonder about the lengths these smugglers will go just to get the iPhones back into China; where they are actually made. This seems like a highly complicated procedure and a very clever one too!

Source: MIC gadget


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There are 9 comments. Add yours.

Mainak says:

I wonder what's going to happen to all those iPhones.

SteveC says:

I wonder what's going to happen to HER?

Lowkiyi says:

Another Chinese organ donor.

tommyb_23 says:

Couldn't been that clever.

COR says:

WOW!!! that's a lot of apple beer....haha

AsdollaMirza says:

A similiar story happened in Iran a while back, but they were smuggling Beer inside Apple boxes! :lol: :P

Dixie Normis says:

That reporter has a sexy voice......

dan_es_4 says:

how much cheaper is it exactly in HK???