Apple iPad Devices Illegally Smuggled to Russia

Mar 17, 2011, 12:33

Apple's iPad devices are so popular, they're being illegally carried into other countries - even if they may not be fully functional once there. Russia's Federal Customs Service says it has seized 20 Apple iPad tablet computers from people illegally bringing them into the country.

The computers are not on sale in Russia yet, ITAR-Tass reported Thursday.

"Customs officers at the Domodedovo airport detained a Russian citizen of 25, who came from the USA, and tried to import 13" iPad computers and accessories, a source with the customs agency said.

An additional seven iPads were found in the luggage of another Russian citizen on the same day. That passenger had come from Houston.

Source: UPI