iProduct Smuggling team caught

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Ace, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Ace

    Ace GBATemp's Patrick Bateman

    Apr 8, 2009

    You might have seen Chinese versions of iPad, but I’m sure you’ll have not seen this Chinese stuff before. This is Chinese engineering at extreme I would say, As the Chinese smugglers using a cable to smuggle iPads from Hong Kong to China for some time have now been caught by the Custom Officials. They were using a pulley system connected with cable across a 21st floor of building on both sides to transfer iPads illegally, ofcourse their motive was to earn profit and they probably have been doing this for a long time, we don’t know, but what an idea this is. They were not only smuggling iPads but also the iPhones as well; you’ll get the idea of how this happened after watching the video posted at the end.

    The iPad and iPhones were transported over a small river that separates the booming city of Shenzhen from the rural northern part of Hong Kong using an elaborate pulley system. The cable was shot across the border using a crossbow and the Apple products were flying across at night, which store in black nylon bags. The cable was suspended to a high-rise building in the Chinese border town of Shenzhen, and goods were moved several hundred meters from a small village house located in Hong Kong

    While China and Hong Kong have their own independent legal tax systems, these smugglers were able to get cheaper iPads from Hong Kong and then make good profits by selling them in China. A 300 meters of cable connected to 21st floor of building on both sides was used to separate the two countries. It took only 2 minutes for iPads and iPhones to travel from one place to another.

    50 iPad 2s were seized and six smugglers were arrested during the raid.[/p]

    [​IMG] Source

    Sounds like some smugglers got their hands on the Robin Hood Disney Classic, if you ask me. It's a genious idea, and had they not been caught, it'd be a darn shame to never know that they do stuff like this [​IMG]
  2. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Hahaha that's super awesome!
    Smugglers Go! [​IMG]
  3. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

    Nov 17, 2008
    that is ingenious and it's exactly like the cartoon where their stealing his gold!! [​IMG]
  4. BumFace

    BumFace GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 24, 2007
    UK, London
    Wow that so reminds me of Ace Attorney Investigations on the last case, but pretty funny.
  5. Maz7006

    Maz7006 iSEXu

    Aug 2, 2008
  6. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Aug 5, 2011
    United States
    New Jersey
    Only in China would anyone consider trying this...

  7. Hydreigon

    Hydreigon Isn't that DELICIOUS!?

    Mar 7, 2011
    What an awesome way of smuggling goods! [​IMG]
    I wonder how they got caught though..
  8. FrozenIndignation

    FrozenIndignation Tyrant R. of ye olde Prinny Squad

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    I kinda wish these guys would not have been caught [​IMG]

    Well this certainly shows what people are willing to come up with for money [​IMG]
  9. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    I am curious - a nice clear cut case of tax evasion and people are commending them?

    Anyhow quite amusing.
  10. koimayeul

    koimayeul GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 2, 2009
    lmao they sure travelled a lot.. a cable with a pulley over the river, that's creative :wtf:
  11. CannonFoddr

    CannonFoddr Regular GBATemp Lurker

    Sep 23, 2006
    Sitting by computer
    Perhaps a off-duty Custom official looked up one night ??
  12. shakirmoledina

    shakirmoledina Legend

    Oct 23, 2004
    Dar es Salaam
    some scooby doo cartoons had this point but they forgot to put a ghost to scare away any investigators
  13. Nathan Drake

    Nathan Drake Obligations fulfilled, now I depart.

    Jan 2, 2011
    This was an amazing plan. I mean, highly illegal and all, but still astounding in execution.
  14. sanoblue

    sanoblue The Fuzzy Blue Woof!

    Aug 4, 2007
    United States
    North Carolina
    epic all around... A plus for the idea... F for fail
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