Man Caught at Shenzhen Port with 33 iPhone 6s Strapped to His BodyPosted: 10/15/2014 11:00 am
There is just no end to the unique and creative ways of smuggling iPhones into China. Take Mr. Chan, a 50 year old Hong Kong man, for example. He was caught trying to enter the country at the Luohu border with 33 iPhone 6 Plus units strapped to his body, reports Shenzhen Business Daily.
According to customs officers, Chan was fidgeting with a plastic bag where, after a search, they discovered the phones. Chan said the phones were bought in Hong Kong to be resold in Shenzhen.
Demand for the iPhone has been exceptionally high and people will do almost anything to get one, even though it will be for sale in Mainland China in two days. One woman in Guangxi was even seen roaming around the city completely naked in hopes of winning one. According to reports, the woman made a bet with her friends that if she walked around the city naked, they would give her an iPhone 6. In late September, a Chinese man was caught stuffing eight iPhone 6s into his underpants while trying to enter the Mainland from Hong Kong.
According to figures released by China’s Customs Department, between September 10 and 24, Shenzhen Customs confiscated more than 2,000 iPhone 6s. On September 25 alone, Shanghai seized 453 iPhone 6s, Xinhua reported.