Customs detects high-end cell phone switcheroo
Santo Domingo.- The country’s couriers bring new cell phones as used to evade taxes, the Customs Agency affirmed Thursday.
The action is done through the moving companies, “and the people who send the equipment separate them from their original packaging and insert them into others made to look like pencil or cosmetic cases.”
Customs said that to complete the switch, the original boxes and accessories are sent in separate shipments, adding that they are high-end devices.
“Another method used is that they proceed to place a protective sheet on the mobile screens that simulates being broken, with the intention that they look like devices used and reparable, only with some of their pieces.”