_The smugglers then used a makeshift pulley system cobbled together from bicycle parts to transport iPads and iPhones from Shenzhen into Hong Kong "under the cover of darkness," thus avoiding import taxes. Smart? Smart. Except for the whole "getting caught" thing. And crossbows just don't get enough real-world use nowadays, especially when it comes to transporting consumer goods. I asked my UPS driver if he'd consider using a crossbow to deliver packages and his response was, "Maybe. Seems like more trouble than it's worth, though. Maybe if they had a line from the regional distribution centers to the local warehouses, but not from the local places to people's homes. You'd have to make sure people are home first and you cant just shoot crossbows into the side of people's houses. They'd have to have a yard or something. Not worth it."
Check out the video above (it's in Chinese, but pretty self-explanatory) to see exactly how they did it.