China’s iPad-smuggling housewives

In the US we have drug mules, in China they smuggle the latest models of gadgets!It is a little hard to make out, but that is a woman with a dozen iPhones strapped to her… According to a report Wednesday in the Guangzhou Daily:

Chinese custom officials have detained 14 housewives suspected of trying to smuggle a total of 88 iPads and 340 mobile phones into China — a bust said to be worth $143,000 US. Some models, such as the iPad 3G, are still not available on the mainland. The women are reportedly paid $30US per crossing, making as much as $750US per month. The women were dressed in fashionable clothes with large bags slung over their shoulders.

It’s an interesting way to make a buck, but I don’t think this housewife will be quitting her day job anytime soon…

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