She tried to smuggle 102 iPhones but got caught

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This lady was perhaps pushing the limits when she thought she can get away with smuggling 102 iPhones into her home country. This overly ambitious smuggler now dubbed the “female Iron Man” by local press has been caught by customs officials in China Shenzhen who noticed bulges all around her body.

According to the report from XMNN, customs officers were suspicious that the woman was wearing “more clothing than was appropriate” for the hot weather, and said her torso seemed out of proportion with her slim arms and legs.

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She was pulled aside, searched they found the iPhones (as well as 15 luxury watches) wrapped four layers deep around the woman’s torso and waist. The items were sealed in plastic, reports Apple Insider, and weighed over 44 pounds in total.

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Smuggling iPhones in China is not a new phenomenon as Shenzen officials report that they usually find smugglers with less than a dozen or so iPhones, but sometimes as many as 80. The previous record of most iPhone smuggled strapped on ones body 94 iPhones  in 2015, strapping rings of them around his torso and crotch with plastic bags and masking tape. I wonder if someone could pull this off here at Entebbe Airport?

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