It is not uncommon for individuals carrying expensive consumer electronics to be caught by airport authorities. On this occasion, a man was also unlucky as he was caught at Chinese customs trying to smuggle 68 iPhones taped to his body. This type of activity probably involved the individual trying to sell these handsets for a high price, which would have resulted in a nice payoff.
Authorities noticed that the man carrying the smuggled iPhones was walking in an unorthodox manner, prompting them to quickly take action
The name of the man who had the 68 iPhones taped to his body was not mentioned by CnBeta, but it is reported that on July 31, someone in a dark blue short-sleeved shirt tried to cross the border, but was quickly intercepted by customs. The first sign of suspicion was that the man had driven into the "No Declaration" lane at the customs control. This special lane is when you are not carrying any items or valuables that need to be declared, otherwise they are subject to taxes and other charges.
The man who smuggled the 68 iPhones taped around his body also went in a funny way, which alerted the authorities, and sure enough, they were able to seize the items being transported. The particular model number of the iPhones wasn't shared, but assuming they were all the 128GB version of the iPhone 14 Pro that retails for $999 in the US, that means the total value of those devices would be $67,932.
Even with a small markup of 20 percent, the man would be pocketing $13,586.40 if he sold all 68 iPhones, but customs officials had other plans. The report does not mention how the smuggler will be punished, but bringing black objects in massive quantities like this in an attempt to cross the border is obviously a crime, so the court verdict will definitely not be in his favor.
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