India: iPhone smugglers arrested at the airport

Officials at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport arrested three smugglers who attempted to smuggle about 80 iPhones into India without paying customs duties.

The total value of the goods seized was around $ 134,900. The phones were hidden in the checked baggage of two passengers, but an unspecified third person also appears to be involved.

Second The Indian Express, the two passengers had arrived from Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates. The two appear to have attempted to ditch their luggage and flee, but it is unclear whether this move was intended to encourage a third person to collect the goods or if they feared only arrest.

Contraband goods valued at $ 134,900 were seized under the provisions of the Customs Act of 1962. In addition, $ 54,000 in cash was also seized from one of the above persons under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962. They are further investigations underway.

Most of the seized phones were iPhone 12 Pro e iPhone 12 Pro Max. Officials say the arrested people are involved in organized smuggling, which attempts to evade the payment of taxes on duty-free goods.

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Source: iPhone Italia by www.iphoneitalia.com.

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