Chinese border control have caught smugglers trying to bring in hundreds of new iPhone 7 handsets on the same day the product launched.
Smugglers were caught crossing over from Hong Kong to Shenzhen in southern China with phones hidden in their trousers and tied around their waists.
According to border control, on September 16, they confiscated more than 400 units of the iPhone 7 and 7 plus estimated to be worth some three million yuan (£344,787).
The phones were seized on September 16, the same day that the iPhone 7 and 7 plus went on sale in Hong Kong and mainland China.
According to reports, customs in Futian port in Shenzhen stopped the first suspicious passenger in the arrivals hall and found that he was carrying five new iPhone 7 phones.
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