Smuggler caught with 102 Apple iPhones stuffed in her clothes

“Customs officials in Shenzhen, China have arrested a woman with 102 iPhones stuffed into her clothing,” Brian Ashcraft reports for Kotaku. “Shenzhen borders Hong Kong, and, over the years, customs officials have arrested all sorts of smugglers.”

“According to XMNN, customs officials recently stopped a woman after noticing that the way her body bulge[s] appeared strange,” Ashcraft reports. “The officials searched her, discovering she was allegedly smuggling 102 iPhones of various models as well as 15 luxury wrist watches.”

Smuggler caught with 102 iphones stuffed in her clothes (photo: XMNN)
Smuggler caught with 102 iphones stuffed in her clothes (photo: XMNN)

Ashcraft reports, “The total weight of her haul was over 44 pounds.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: That’s a decent workout.

Bottom line: There’s only one smartphone worth smuggling.

Here’s how you smuggle 94 iPhones over the Chinese border – or not – January 12, 2015
iPhone 6/Plus smugglers flood China’s gray market forcing prices down – September 29, 2014
Russia airport customs detains passenger smuggling 30 iPhone 5 units – September 27, 2012
Apple iPhone frenzy in Russia fueled by smugglers, jeweler – April 3, 2008
NY Times: Apple’s iPhone swept up in a frenzy of global smuggling – February 18, 2008


  1. Right on, MDN. I don’t think we’ll ever see a story about even a couple of droid phones being smuggled. It’s the kind if you gave me the so-called best one made, I’d trade it today for an iPhone.

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