China's iPad-smuggling housewives

December 8, 2010: 10:15 AM ET

Well-dressed women with iPhones strapped to their waists detained by custom officials

Source: Guangzhou Daily

How hot are Apple's (AAPL) mobile devices in the Chinese market?

Hot enough for smugglers to recruit housewives to sneak them across the border in oversize bags or under their clothes -- a trick the authorities have started to catch on to.

One housewife was discovered with 65 mobile phones tied around her waist and 20 more stuffed in a handbag.


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