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Woman Tried, but Failed to Smuggle 44 iPhones

When going through airports, security always makes it very clear to empty the metal out of your pockets and to place all electronics in the plastic bin for scanning.

An Israeli woman in her 60s returning from a trip to London was caught at Ben-Gurion Airport in Israel smuggling no less than 44 iPhones in her stockings. While it's unclear how she had managed to smuggle the devices going through British security, she was caught through the body scanners at Ben-Gurion Airport.

The woman wore a traditional Georgian outfit and walk with difficulty, which caught the attention of customs officials. Naturally, it must have been the 44 iPhones down her stockings.

(Via Haaretz)

  • N.Broekhuijsen
    ...... wow......

    just, wow...
  • PudgyChicken
    Seriously? This was on Gizmodo like three days ago. Get with the times...
  • Rab1d-BDGR
    What the article fails to mention is that, whilst it was not illegal to take an iPhone over to Israel (since it isn't exactly a kilo or heroin or anything), she would have been able to sell them on at a profit whilst still undercutting Apple who are gouging Israelis for up to $1200 per phone (currently retailing where she bought them in the UK for the equivalent of "just" $971).
  • vittau
    She would have succeeded if there were only 42 iPhones.
  • ik242
    clearly, israeli security beats others any time...
  • TheWhiteRose000
    Wait it's illegal to carrying Iphones?
  • dkant1n
    This shows a weak british airport security
  • squallypie
    your smuggling it wrong!
  • barmaley
    TheWhiteRose000Wait it's illegal to carrying Iphones?
    She was trying to bring in 44 iPhones, which were clearly for commercial resale purposes. Doing so in such large quantities without declaring your merchandise and paying custom's taxes/fees is illegal. It also carries hefty fines. All countries hate that. It deprives them of their cut of your international transaction profits.
  • She would have to pay 16% VAT if she declared the phones. Now she is going to pay a much larger fine.