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"Pregnant" mother found smuggling cellphones

Darren Murph

We already know that Wal-Mart is tightening the leash on prepaid phone purchases in a presumed attempt to slow illegitimate reselling and prevent dicey communications from arranging less-than-pleasant activities, so it's probably not the best time to be walking around airports with a stash of unclaimed mobiles beneath your jacket. Apparently an Egyptian woman wasn't notified of the heightened awareness, nor had she attended any acting classes of late, as security guards at a Cairo airport found 48 cellphones tucked under her clothing when she unsuccessfully claimed to be experiencing "labor pains." While trying to brush through customs untouched, curious personnel caught onto her scheming when they saw "too many" travel stamps in her passport "for a woman in her condition," and discovered "over $17,000 worth" of mobile phones instead of an impregnated belly. Notably, no connection was found between this smuggler and the quick-footed fellow who fled with 39 iPods in just his pants.

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