The Department for combating commercial crime in the city of Tigard, Oregon, was illegally detained party from 470 iPhone intended for resale on the black market in China. About this newspaper Portlandtribune.
The operation took place on 4 December in the shopping center Washington Square. The police conducted surveillance of the man who made a suspicious purchase at an Apple retail Store, using a huge stack of gift cards that could testify about the organization of criminal activity.
“Investigators have continued to follow the suspect when he walked out of the store with purchases and got in the car to his accomplice. Police noticed that in the trunk of his rental car was a lot of packages from the Apple Store. The suspects drove away from the Mall and were stopped by police near highway 217 in Tigard”, – writes the edition.
“Two detainees provided support to the investigators allowing to search the vehicle and providing receipts for payment of goods. In total, the police seized 470 iPhone for about $292 000 and hundreds of iTunes gift cards worth $585 000. The investigation led detectives to the FedEx store near where the suspects produced numerous packaging with the iPhone to send to Hong Kong. The total cost of illegal shipment of Apple products was estimated at three quarters of a million dollars.”
Police continue to investigate the transactions. Illegal purchase iPhone connect with fake credit cards from southern California.