Two courier agents were arrested for illegal trafficking of iPhone 4 and other goods worth up to € 20,000. The iPhones were sold via online ads on Florence and Arezzo and were never delivered to the buyers the units were originally destined for. The couriers has been penalized for aggravated theft and handling of stolen goods.
Italian news agency AGI reports (translation):
(AGI) – Bologna, April 15- Iphone 4, worth about 20,000 euro, business and never delivered, sold online with ads posted on Florence and Arezzo.Police Communications dell’Emilia Romagna, coordinated by the Public Prosecutor of the Prosecutor Ambosino Domenico in Bologna, has denounced the charge of shipping carriers and their accomplices who were in charge of selling stolen equipment.The two in charge of sorting and distribution in Bologna and Arezzo – PP, 48, resident in the province of Bologna, and PM, 41 years, residing in Laterina (Ar) – will have to answer for aggravated theft, three other accomplices in stolen – FM , 26, of the province of Bologna, BD, 30, Montevarchi (Ar), and NM, 37, of Arezzo.Also three customers in trouble, accused of reckless purchase instead: they had not bothered to check the consistency ‘between the real value of the asset and the actual sales.Perquisite, between Bologna and Arezzo, the residence of the carriers, acting on behalf of a cooperative that provides transport services for external goods on behalf of the courier DHL Express Italy.Apple Iphone 4 sequestered many apparatuses, systems and technology such as portable hard drives.The direction of DHL Express Italy, pending developments in the investigation, has cut off all relationship with the carriers under investigation.The total number of recovered equipment to several thousand euro.
Three customers were also charged with reckless purchase because they had not bothered to compare the original value of the asset with the purchase price.
This is obviously something to be ashamed of, one can only hope that prospective buyers on the internet are not ripped off so bitterly. It is advised that you be extremely cautious and careful when buying something off the internet.