“Chinese smugglers turned to a rather low-tech method for getting a pile of decidedly high-tech iPads and iPhones across the border to Shenzhen, in a scheme to make money off of regional tax differences,” Terrence O’Brien reports for Engadget.
“The unsanctioned exporters fired a slingshot from a high-rise in Shenzen, dragging a zip line down to a small house just across the Sha Tau Kok river in Hong Kong,” O’Brien reports. “They then sent canvas bags loaded with the gadgets flying through the night sky along the projectile-placed cable — at least until authorities spotted the gear hurtling through the air, that is.”
O’Brien reports, “Police recovered about $46,000 worth of Apple products (and four culprits) when they discovered the end of the 300-meter line.”
Check out the video in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]