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Man Taped 94 iPhones on His Body in China Smuggling Bid

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Image: Smuggler caught with 94 iPhones taped to his chest, abdomen, thighs and calves
A man from Hong Kong who smuggled 94 Apple iPhone smartphones shows the phones taped on his body in a customs office at Huanggang Port in Shenzhen city, China, 10 January 2015.Imaginechina via AP

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Authorities in southern China have detained a man who tried to smuggle 94 iPhones into the country from Hong Kong by taping the devices to his legs, chest, stomach and back, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.

What gave him away, authorities said, was his jerky movements as he tried to walk with the cellphones attached to him while he crossed the border late Sunday, the South China Morning Post reported. The phones, iPhone 5s and 6 models, were together worth more than $49,000.

Anti-smuggling authorities were working on the case.

Image: Smuggler caught with 94 iPhones taped to his chest, abdomen, thighs and calves
A man from Hong Kong who smuggled 94 Apple iPhone smartphones shows the phones taped on his body in a customs office at Huanggang Port in Shenzhen city, China, 10 January 2015.Imaginechina via AP
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