Smugglers in Hong Kong have been caught zipping iPads in the night across a river into the neighbouring city of Shenzhen.
Because Hong Kong and Shenzhen have different taxation laws, the smugglers had been profiting on selling the Apple goodies for cheaper in Shenzhen, reports MicGadget.
Chinese customs officers busted the smugglers late last week and grabbed 50 iPad 2s and 50 iPhone 4s in the operation. The smugglers had been transporting the goods via an inventive pulley system between a small house in Hong Kong and a building in Shenzhen.
Each night, the smugglers would pack up the iPhones and iPads into a black nylon bag, strap it to a line, and, in the course of two minutes, reel in the line from the high-rise in Shenzhen.
See below for a video from the investigation, and click here for more pictures from the scene: