Attempt to Smuggle 500 iPhones Thwarted at Airport
Customs agents at the Rafik Hariri International Airport thwarted on Wednesday an attempt to smuggle 500 iPhones from Australia, reported the National News Agency.
The iPhones were discovered in the luggages of three Australians of Lebanese origin, who arrived in Lebanon from Australia through Dubai.
Investigations are underway with the three suspects.
The report did not indicate which model of iPhone was being smuggled, knowing that there are limited quantities of the latest model, the iPhone 4S, in Lebanon.
The hot-selling iPhone 4S was the "fastest iPhone rollout" in the company's history, Apple chief executive Tim Cook said in January.