Date
17 November 2017
Authorities in Shenzhen Bay Port found 588 iPhone 6 smartphones stashed behind the headlamps of a Porsche SUV. Photos: Xinhua, Bloomberg
Authorities in Shenzhen Bay Port found 588 iPhone 6 smartphones stashed behind the headlamps of a Porsche SUV. Photos: Xinhua, Bloomberg

Porsche-driving HK smuggler busted with 588 iPhone 6 smartphones

If you’re going to sneak hundreds of iPhone 6 smartphones across the border, don’t speed through a customs express lane in a Porsche SUV.

When a Hong Kong man did, he was busted by Shenzhen police.

The unnamed smuggler was driving the luxury sport utility vehicle with a cross-border license plate when he was stopped in Shenzhen Bay Port after trying to zip through a “nothing to declare” lane, Ming Pao Daily reports.

An X-Ray scan found 588 iPhone 6 smartphones, worth at least 1.2 million yuan (US$185,078), hidden behind the vehicle’s headlamps.

The suspect confessed to smuggling but that was not all.

A small pack of crystal meth, commonly known as the drug ice, was also found in his pocket.

The case has been transferred to China’s anti-smuggling department for further investigation.

Smuggling is punishable by 10 years to life imprisonment under Chinese law.

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