Chinese customs have detained 14 housewives trying to smuggle Apple iPads and smartphones into the country.
Customs officials in Shenzhen caught 14 housewives trying to carry 88 iPads and 340 mobile phones into China. One of the women had 65 phones strapped around her waist along with another 20 in her handbag.
This is lucrative business: the women earn around US$30 for each run across the border.
Apple Insider reports that China is attempting to collect tax on each iPad carried into the country, even those definitely for personal use.