China Detains iPad-Smuggling Housewives

12/09/2010 01:34 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Customs officials in Shenzhen, a southern Chinese city just across the border from Hong Kong, recently caught 14 housewives trying to carry 88 iPads and 340 mobile phones into China, in a bust worth 950,000 yuan, or roughly $143,000, the Guangzhou Daily reported Wednesday (in Chinese).

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