iPad racketeers' high wire exploits falter
Jobs on the line
Chinese smugglers have been caught transporting a host of Apple goods over a zip-line into Hong Kong in a bid to profit from tax differences.
Using a crossbow, the perpetrators fired a fishing line from a skyscraper in Shenzhen over the Sha Tau Kok river and into a small house in Hong Kong.
The team then filled nylon bags full of iPhone 4s and iPad 2s , before pulleying them across ahead of daybreak, Gizchina reports.
Unfortunately for the would-be profiteers, someone spotted the line and custom officers swooped, confiscating more than 50 devices worth 300,000 Yuan (£28k). Little supplies there then.
If only the smugglers had attached plastic cups to the end of each line, they could have warned one another about a police bust instantly. ®