It's not easy being an iPad mule.
Unlike cocaine, you are severely limited as to where you might conceal your contraband. It's not as if you can slip one in the upper parts of, say, your mouth.
Some, therefore, might melt in sympathy at the plight of 14 housewives who were reportedly accosted by customs officials in Shenzhen, China, just across the border from the free-wheeling frenzy of Hong Kong.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the 14 ladies happened to be in possession of 88 iPads, as well as 340 cell phones
They were unable, it seems, to offer adequate explanations for the fact that, for example, one of the shipping shoppers, had 65 cell phones strapped to her person.
Some might have chosen to tell customs that this was a revolutionary new weight-loss experiment. However, these ladies seem not to have been so spontaneous.
They were reportedly among the increasing number of ordinary Chinese who are offered a mere $30 to ferry some of the free world's finest gadgetry into the controlled atmosphere of the People's Republic.… Read more