Whenever there is a demand for a particular product, you know for sure that there will be a black market for it, too, especially for those who do not have the patience to wait for it, or want to bypass official channels. Having said that, while Apple does not have a sizeable “official” market share where the smartphone market is concerned, this does not mean that there is no demand at all for it, as there is still demand for an iPhone by folks who are unable to purchase it via official channels, opening up a market opportunity for smugglers to get the job done.
One particular person decided to take his chances with the authorities by crossing the Luohu border which happens to be somewhere between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, and because of his suspicious behavior that drew the attention of the police, the authorities decided to frisk him as well as check out just what was in the plastic bag that he carried. While the plastic bag search yielded nothing, they found at least 66 iPhones strapped to his body. 66 iPhones! That’s just nuts. Well, better to catch him smuggling iPhones instead of carrying explosives that could maim and kill, right?