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Chinese smugglers have been caught transporting a host of Apple goods over a zip-line into Hong Kong in a bid to profit from tax differences. Using a crossbow, the perpetrators fired a fishing line from a skyscraper in Shenzhen over the Sha Tau Kok river and into a small house in Hong Kong. The team then filled nylon bags full …

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WTF?

A crossbow?

Was Batman involved?

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daybreak?

Surely doing it at daybreak was part of the problem - daybreak is the same as morning and quite different from night.

Morning - the time that is known for being light and having honest people wake up.

Not the best time for a secret crime, really.

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Brilliant

Shame about getting caught, but great idea.

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FAIL

At daybreak?

Smugglers waiting for daybreak? Lazy sods, what is the world coming to. "the darkest night is the smugglers time".

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Meh

"Little supplies there then"

I see what you did there

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Joke

"Little supplies there then."

Lacist!

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WTF?

"Little supplies there then."

Excuse me?

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Silver badge

Love it :-)

"If only the smugglers had attached plastic cups to the end of each line, they could have warned one another about a police bust instantly."

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Pint

Pulitzer...

just for that last line!

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FAIL

Untitled

They were smuggling from HK to China, theres no sales tax in HK, there is in China.

Fundamental mistake

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Doesn't make sense

Unlike China Hong Kong has no sales tax. Electronics bought over the counter here are therefore cheaper.

So these goods had fallen off the back of the proverbial lorry.

OR they were in fact going INTO China.

cheers

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Anonymous Coward

AquaScoop

I've used my phone to connect to the internet on my PC, and wonder if it is possible to do the same on the iPad.

http://aquascoopreview.com/

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