Drones Used to Smuggle $79.8 Million Worth of iPhones From Hong Kong to Shenzhen

Drones Used to Smuggle $79.8 Million Worth of iPhones From Hong Kong to Shenzhen

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Chinese customs officers in Shenzhen have busted a group of criminals using drones to smuggle $79.8 million worth of iPhones from Hong Kong to Shenzhen, reports Legal Daily via Reuters.

Authorities arrested 26 suspects who used drones to fly two 200-meter (660-feet) cables between Hong Kong and the mainland to transport refurbished iPhones with a total value of 500 million yuan, the paper said in a report on the crackdown by Shenzhen and Hong Kong customs.

The smugglers worked after midnight and needed just seconds to transport small bags holding more than 10 iPhones. They could smuggle as many as 15,000 phones across the border in one night.

Shenzhen customs says it will closely monitor new types of smuggling with high-tech devices and and use enhanced technical equipment, including drones and high-resolution monitors, to detect smuggling activity.

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Drones Used to Smuggle $79.8 Million Worth of iPhones From Hong Kong to Shenzhen

Drones Used to Smuggle $79.8 Million Worth of iPhones From Hong Kong to Shenzhen

D4xM4Nx - March 30, 2018 at 10:01pm
I wonder... Has Apple ever banned or blocked the serial numbers of peeps activating their illegally bought iPhones? They honestly should.
Polo chicken - March 30, 2018 at 4:32pm
I knew drones could do something clever. I thought of using them to fake the prize win from this Keymaster like machine called prize vault where the blades would have knives or blades strapped to them to cut the zipties holding the prizes. I also thought of dangling hooks to them to grab coins or bills from coin pushers so I can make money faster.
PaulieP - March 30, 2018 at 2:55pm
Funny how you never hear a truck of Samsung phones being stolen. Says a lot right there Android fanboys. Haha
Teorodoro - March 30, 2018 at 3:13pm
There is a big difference between smuggled and sloten...
PaulieP - March 31, 2018 at 12:44am
Either way, nobody smuggling, stealing, or faking Samsung phones. Just sayin but thanks for the clarification.
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