Employees of Management “To” FSB of Russia and Pulkovo customs detained a 20-ton load arrived on a flight from China. In containers instead of plastic Souvenirs declared contraband had been discovered with tens of thousands of iPhone and iPad.
According to Fontanka, two customs declarations were filed cheap frames and plastic figurines. However, at the opening of the cargo at temporary storage warehouse of the Pulkovo staff found 15 000 mobile phones Lenovo A and about 35 000 iPhone and iPad. A 20-ton shipment arrived in St. Petersburg at the address of the company “Palmira”.
At this time the cargo is detained, the material formed check, which can be prosecuted for smuggling.
The previous largest case of smuggling iPhone and iPad was recorded in may of this year employees of the Argentine customs. Among the smuggled goods was more than 500 Apple products, including 260 iPhones, 10 iPads and 60 laptops MacBook.
Smuggling technology from Apple and popular in China. In January the authorities arrested the offender who tried to smuggle across the border 94 of the smartphone Apple. The smuggler was detained by the customs, and all the gadgets confiscated. As told customs officers that issued it “unnatural gait and unbending your knees.” In March, the smuggler has set a new record – his body was “bullet proof vest from 146 iPhone”.