7 held for Smuggling IPhones 6s at IGI Airport


New Delhi: Seven youths were detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here with 182 iPhone 6S and 6S Plus ahead of their India launch due this month.These phones were seized recently from young people who had come from Hong Kong and Singapore on separate flights, officials said. Customs officials intercepted them and seized the i Phones. Some of the youths were offered money to smuggle in the devices, the official said.

“All of them were carrying iPhone 6S and 6S Plus in their baggage. We have seized 182 devices from them,” said Vinayak Azaad, Additional Commissioner, and Customs, at the IGI airport.The US-based tech giant Apple will unveil its latest iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus in India on October 16.The company has not disclosed the price of its new products for the Indian market.

The new iPhone models were available for sale on September 25 across the US, the UK, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Puerto Rico and Singapore.He said the youths were detained and questioned. Police launched the investigation to look the matter.