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Not very smart: Man busted for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to body

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posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 03:05 AM

When it comes to smuggling, not all mules are created equal.

Chinese customs officials on Sunday busted a Hong Kong man trying to sneak 94 iPhones into the mainland -- by strapping them on his body.

The man caught the attention of inspectors at the Futian crossing in Shenzhen, a southern Chinese metropolis bordering Hong Kong, when he walked like someone carrying a heavy load despite appearing to travel light, customs officials told CNN on Tuesday.

After finding nothing suspicious in his two plastic shopping bags, officials asked the man to pass through a metal detector -- and the alarm went off.

Not very smart: Man busted for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to body

I hope this is in the correct forum, if not please move to the correct one.

I just found this very amusing!

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 03:19 AM
At least he might end up in the Guinness Book of World Records! Other than that, he was pretty extreme for one trip. $50,000 worth of phones... I cannot believe people pay that much for these things. $3000 can buy a heck of a great computer system, WAAAYYY more powerful than any iphone would ever be. It's sad, really.

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 03:27 AM
It reminds me....if they all called at once he may indeed pop like corn

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 03:33 AM
maybe he was channeling Mazinger Z?

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 03:40 AM
He tried to stuff them up his bottom but the reception was crap.

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 04:09 AM
a reply to: IndependentOpinion

nearly as stupid as the uncle of a friend of mine who got busted at the airport carrying over 200 hits of a certain hallucinogen. problem was, as he sweat they entered his bloodstream and made him into a veggie.

not pretty lol

moral of the story: stealing is bad, mm'kay.


posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 04:12 AM
Almost a candidate for the Darwin award if they'd have thought that was a suicide vest.

The human brain is a mesmerising thing at times.


posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 04:24 AM
a reply to: CX

oh my god i hadn't even thought of that O.o

that guys lucky that security didn't think that. real lucky. yikers haha

posted on Jan, 13 2015 @ 05:46 AM
Thats typical.. they catch 3-4 a month smuggling i(diot)phones because theres a market for that overpriced overhyped piece of # and they can make a small fortune smuggling them...

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