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China customs officials nabs woman smuggling 102 iPhones

China customs officials nabs woman smuggling 102 iPhones

BEIJING: A woman has been arrested in mainland China for smuggling 42 pounds of contraband into the country from Hong Kong, including 102 iPhones and fifteen high-end watches.

In total, she was carrying an incredible 102 iPhones and 15 luxury watches, tacking on more than 40 pounds to her relatively thin frame. Based on the images, it appears that most of the devices were of the iPhone 6 and newer family although there appear to be a few smaller models like the iPhone SE.

It’s unclear if the woman was a lone wolf or operating as part of a larger smuggling ring.

Prices for the iPhone can vary greatly between the China mainland and Hong Kong, with devices costing up to 30 percent more in China’s mainland because of taxes and other levies.