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Woman caught smuggling 102 iPhones out of Hong Kong

Written by
Douglas Parkes

A woman has been caught attempting to smuggle 102 iPhones into Shenzhen after buying them in Hong Kong. The products were tapped to the lady's body, sealed in plastic wrapping, beneath layers of clothing. Apparently, customs officials became alert after noting her upper torso seemed wildly out of proportion to her arms and legs. Chinese media also reported officials deducing that the woman was wearing more clothes than appropriate for summer in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.

The lady’s 100 plus haul beats the time in 2014 when a man was caught at Futian Port in Shenzhen with 94 iPhones strapped to his body. 

The penalties for smuggling under Hong Kong law can be as high as a $2m (£171,000) fine and seven years in prison.

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