Customs officers in Shenzhen, China detained a Hong Kong man trying to smuggle 94 iPhones into Mainland China from Hong Kong Monday, Jan. 12, 2015. The unidentified man had the phones worth $49,000 taped to his body, police said.
(Credit: Shenzhen Huanggang Customs)
BEIJING — 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.
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