Smuggling 200 iPhones Across The Border Inside Beer Bottles [Video]

Chinese ingenuity and resourcefulness is an amazing thing, and we see it in action every time we pick up an iPhone or iPad. We also sometimes see it when iPhones are smuggled into China. First, Chinese iPhone and iPad smugglers were using crossbows and ziplines to get over the border, and now they’re cutting open glass beer bottles, stashing iPhones inside then gluing them shut.

This woman was caught trying to smuggle over 200 iPhone 4s and iPhone 4Ses at the Sha Tau Kok border this way. Wonder what she did with all that beer. And imagine finding an iPhone at the bottom of your brew. Usually the only thing I see there is pink elephants… and maybe the occasional dead mouse.

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  • Flyphoenix

    Woah thats crazy.

  • Ramón

    “Chinese ingenuity and resourcefulness is an amazing thing, and we see it in action every time we pick up an iPhone or iPad.” – Every time that I use my iPhone or iPad I see and experience American ingenuity.

  • Ramón

    “Chinese ingenuity and resourcefulness is an amazing thing, and we see it in action every time we pick up an iPhone or iPad.” – Every time that I use my iPhone or iPad I see and experience American ingenuity.

  • MaxTremors

    At least their not sewing them into poor women’s stomachs like they do with bricks of black tar heroin.

  • Tania Huiny

    What i don’t get is, all these smuggled iPhones are without their original packaging box, so why would anyone want to buy a brand new iPhone or even used without the packaging box? Or are the boxes smuggled in too?

    And why can’t I easily edit my text when using an iPad. I can’t tap and hold anywhere in the comment box to make an edit, i have to close the keyboard, tap the comment box again the delete the entire sentence then rewrite again just to correct one wrong spelling. Anyone have this issue with their iPad when posting here?

  • Bob Forsberg

    She will be applying for political sanctuary anytime now, for poor treatment in her oppressive country.

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