Man tries to smuggle 94 iPhones strapped to his body into China

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Chinese people are so addicted to their iPhones that they need smugglers to help supply their fix. A Hong Kong man was arrested in China over the weekend for attempting to smuggle 94 iPhones into the mainland, according to CNN.

Customs officials at the Futian crossing in Shenzhen, a southern Chinese city bordering Hong Kong, told CNN that that they stopped the man after noticing that he walked like he was carrying a heavy load even though he was traveling with only two plastic shopping bags.

After being sent through a metal detector, the customs authorities found dozens of shrink-wrapped iPhones duct taped around the man’s chest, stomach, crotch and thighs. The haul included both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5s models, and it’s estimated that the total value of the 94 iPhones exceeds 300,000 yuan ($49,000).

An iPhone 6 with 64 gigabytes of storage sells for almost $1,000 in the mainland, where its extremely popular, but only about $820 in Hong Kong, which has created a black market for enterprising smugglers.

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