Chinese smugglers use drones to transport $80M worth of iPhones

Chinese smugglers were recently busted in Shenzhen after attempting to illegally transport $79.8 million worth of refurbished iPhones across the border using drones, the Legal Daily reported Friday.

As reported by Reuters, some 26 suspects were arrested in Shenzhen after they used the drones two fly to separate cables—each 660 feet in length—between Hong Kong and Shenzhen, connecting the cities.

In citing a Thursday conference by Shenzhen customs, the Legal Daily reported: “It’s the first case found in China that drones were being used in cross-border smuggling crimes.”

Source: TechRepublic