Russian authorities are not very fond of fake Apple products. That’s why they used a bulldozer to crush a mountain of authentic looking iPhone 4 and 4S handsets after picking up a Chinese man who had attempted to smuggle the handsets into the country.
The Chinese man claimed that the handsets were real, but he lacked the necessary documentation to prove their authenticity. Totalling 127 units, these allegedly fake devices would cost about $36,500 on the Russian market. The man was fined a just $65, which seems strange. That fine won’t deter anyone from selling fake products.
I hope it doesn’t turn out that these phones were real after all of this.