SHENZHEN: A Hong Kong woman was caught late last month crossing the border into the mainland with an impressive 102 iPhones taped to her body — apparently, Shenzhen customs officers became a wee bit suspicious after noticing the woman’s unusually bulky clothing and strange stride.
They ordered her to take a walk through the X-ray scanner, which promptly sounded its alarm. A check revealed not only more than a hundred iPhones, but also 15 Tissot watches that were taped around her chest. In total, the smuggled items weighed about 20 kilograms, according to an Oriental Daily report. Cheap iPhones from Hong Kong have always been a popular item for smugglers heading to the mainland. In the past, they have hidden the smartphones in bikes, clothing and boats, but there is nowhere that dedicated customs officers won’t look.