iPad Zip Line Doesn't Beat the Marijuana Catapult

Launching $46,000 worth of iPads from a catapult wasn't an option, so a group of Chinese smugglers came up with a better idea to smuggle Apple devices into China.

Chinese iPad smuggler

Chinese authorities caught six smugglers trying to avoid taxes by transporting iPads illegally across province borders using a zip line. The Apple cargo (including iPhones) was shipped using a nylon bag and a 300-metre line stretched across the Sha Tau Kok River. Hong Kong and Chinese custom officials said it took about 2-minutes to send the goods down the line.

The smugglers worked early in morning to avoid detection, but they were still caught with around 100 iPads and iPhones worth about three hundred thousand yuan. Check out the Chinese news footage of the smuggling operation below.

In January, a group of Mexican drug traffickers used a similar technique using a catapult to launch marijuana over the Arizona-Mexico border.

[via M.I.C. Gadget]

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