Officials in China have shut down a clever iPad smuggling operation that made use of a pulley system to shoot units from a rural part of northern Hong Kong into Shenzhen. Simply put, “the cable was shot across the border using a crossbow and the Apple products were flying across at night, which store in black nylon bags.” Video after the break.

They have finally been caught after a major customs surveillance operation. 6 smugglers were arrested in the operation, 50 iPad 2s and 50 iPhone 4s, which worth about three hundred thousand yuan (US$46,583) were seized.

[via MIC Gadget]