Smugglers caught sneaking iPhones into China in glass beer bottles

M.I.C gadget passes along an interesting story regarding a recent smuggling bust that took place at the Sha Tau Kok border in Southern China. Chinese officials seized hundreds of iPhones from a woman traveling from Hong Kong to Shenzhen.

The craziest part of this story is how the handsets were being transported. The Customs agents found the iPhones hidden inside 25 ounce solid glass beer bottles. How’d the smugglers manage to pull this off? Watch this video…


What you are looking at is Chinese officials removing iPhones from the inside of glass bottles. Apparently the smugglers cut these bottles in half — without cracking them, mind you — put the handsets inside, and then perfectly resealed them with transparent tape. Wow.

When it was all said and done, more than 200 iPhones were seized. Can you imagine meticulously cutting and resealing that many bottles? Boy, the smuggling business must be getting rough these days.