Many Chinese men are out to make some big bucks by selling iPhone 6’s illegally in China. According to a report by Yahoo News on Jan. 14, a Chinese man tried to smuggle 94 iPhone 6’s into the country by strapping them to his body. He actually used a special plastic container that not only could hold the iPhone’s individually to his body but it was also specially designed to be wrapped around his chest. Not only this but, the way it was wrapped around his chest would only make the man look a little heavier than usual.
Although this may have seemed like a good idea to the Chinese smuggler at first, the police noticed he was walking funny. Apparently, the 94 iPhone’s strapped to his body gave him a ‘weird walking posture, joint stiffness, and muscle tension.’ According to CNN, they were not only strapped around his chest but they also found them to be strapped to his crotch and thighs. However, after customs found nothing suspicious inside his two plastic shopping bags they decided to have him go through the metal detector and it went off.
Once the detectives found that he was carrying something on his body, they discovered both the iPhone 6’s and iPhone 5’s strapped onto his body. These iPhone’s were estimated to value at 300,000 yuan which equals out to $49,000 in American dollars. After finding these illegal iPhone’s, officials held the man for further questioning. They also found out that this is not his first run-in with customs.
The iPhone 5’s and 6’s are extremely valuable in Hong Kong. Apparently, these smartphones are worth a whopping $820 in Hong Kong. However, they are worth much more in the mainland of China at a whopping $1,000.
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