Calling All Klutzes: Israeli Customs Caught 50,000 Smuggled Smartphones in 2012

Advanced phones were the most popular item among schlemiel smugglers last year, followed by cigarettes and liquor.

The most popular item for smuggling into Israel through Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport in 2012, based on failed attempts at least, were Smartphones. No less than 50,000 of the devices were nabbed, worth a cool NIS 150 million.