Russian citizen detained in U.S. amid illegal export of $100 thousand worth iPhones

Source : 112 Ukraine

92 iPhones were found in the hand luggage during the security check
17:08, 3 January 2020

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Russian citizen Yulia Radochinskaya was detained at the airport while trying to smuggle stolen iPhone worth of 100 thousand dollars into Russia, reports.

On December 26, Julia flew to John F. Kennedy's New York International Airport, where she told U.S. customs and border officials that she had flown into the country to buy a smartphone and laptop. Radochinskaya said she worked at the airline and that she would stay in the country for three days.

But according to her LinkedIn profile, Radochinskaya works as a flight attendant for the now-defunct Russian airline.

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And she had to fly back to Moscow later that day from Newark airport. While Julia’s hand luggage was being checked at the airport, 92 iPhones in the value of 100 thousand dollars were found.

Due to the check, Julia did not have time for the flight and took the ticket for the next day. By that time, the customs services had checked the export documents and arrested Rodchinskaya after they had found that the documents were fake.

As we reported earlier, Apple has made changes to the maps, stating that Crimea is Russian. According to the RIA Novosti, Russia is going to control the issue of Crimea in Apple services.

Related: Profit over principle: Apple appeases the Kremlin

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