The Chinese scalpers are quite inventive, when trying to smuggle the latest iPhone from Hong Kong, back to where the devices are made, in mainland China.
The latest smuggler turned into an on-line star, after a clip from the customs surveillance camera video surfaced on the Internet.
The young man approached the officers with a seemingly relaxed attitude, minutes later, when he was searched, dozens of iPhones started to appear from under his clothes.
The customs officers found iPhones taped together around the man's waist, in a weird belt, hidden under his pants, strapped to his legs - along with being concealed inside pockets, which were specially made for this purpose.
One by one, the officers managed to collect about one hundred (more precisely, 97) iPhone 4S handsets.
The man risked such a smuggling operation, of quite large scale for one person, with an eye to the possible significant profit. Apple's smartphone is selling in Hong Kong at about $125 cheaper, than in the mainland China.
In addition to which, Apple has made it hard for speculators to make a profit on reselling the most wanted iPhone 4S, by introducing a lottery system, for online purchases.
Previously, the Cupertino based company stopped the sales through retail stores, due to unrest in these stores, which were created by fans being too eager to get their hands on the iPhone 4S.