A man was arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle 100 iPhone X devices into India, according to local media reports.
The 56-year-old man was intercepted by customs officials at Indira Gandhi Internatial Airport in New Delhi. He was traveling home from Dubai and was arrested when a search for his luggage discovered mobile devices, India Today reported.
Indian customs officials indicate that the shipping of handsets from the iPhone X is worth about 85.61 lakhs (a unit of measurement in India accounting for e hundred thousand). In US currency, this amounts to about $ 126,600.
Agents seized smuggling devices after an intelligence unit received reports that the man was going to customs last week. Further investigati is currently underway, according to India Today .
Why would he pass iPhones?
The iPhone X is the latest flagship device from Apple – and the most expensive phe from the Cupertino company to date. But the smartphe is particularly expensive in India for a variety of reass, including a series of recent tariff increases and import duties devices manufactured outside of India.
For this reas, the iPhone X is a bit cheaper in other countries, like Dubai. This makes the purchase of iPhone X models abroad and smuggling in India a lucrative business.
By ctext, the basic 64-gigabyte variant of the iPhone X costs about 78,294 rupees (about $ 1,165) in the UAE city. 95,000 rupees (about $ 1,414) in India
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