Features Monday, January 19, 2015 - 05:30
The News Minute | January 14, 2015 | 06:35 pm IST In what seems like a desperate bid of smuggling, a man was reportedly caught with 94 iPhones strapped to his body on Sunday. He apparently was trying to sneak them into China.  His "weird walking posture, joint stiffness, muscle tension" led to him getting caught by custom officials, reported Huffington Post.  After he set off metal detectors, the man was caught at Futian Port, an immigration port of entry on the border between mainland China and Hong Kong. According to the customs officials who examined the man, he had glued the iPhone handsets up and down on his chest and legs. The phones, including ‎iPhone6‬ and iPhone 5S, are valued at over 300,000 yuan (around $48,380), states a report by CCTV News.  (Image Source: CCTV News Facebook Page) The police also said that the man was a typical "water passenger" (“Shuike” in Chinese), 'referring to people who visit Hong Kong and Macao frequently to smuggle electronic products, food, milk powder and other goods that are sold at a much higher price in the Chinese mainland', adds CCTV.  Although Apple’s iPhones are made in China, the cellphones are more expensive in China than it is in the US, at Rmb 5,288 ($872) versus $649 for the iPhone 5S 16GB, reports FT.  Tweet
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