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Cabin attendant caught allegedly smuggling new iPhones

Update: September, 24/2013 - 14:00

HA NOI (VNS)– Police arrested a flight attendant working for national carrier Vietnam Airlines on Sunday for allegedly smuggling 50 luxury iPhone 5S mobiles.

The suspect was found carrying the undeclared iPhones after his Paris-Ha Noi flight landed Noi Bai International Airport, said Colonel Nguyen Manh Hung, head of Ha Noi Police's Department for the Investigation of Economic Management Order and Position-related Crimes.

Hung noted that in Viet Nam, there was a huge demand for the iPhone 5S, which was launched late last week in other countries. He said that such a phone could be sold at price of nearly VND40 million (US$2,000) on the domestic market because of short supply. -- VNS

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