A 21-year-old man, identified only by his surname Zeng, was arrested Tuesday at a train station in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on drug-dealing charges, the government-run Guangzhou Daily quoted local police as saying.
Zeng, a high-school dropout and migrant worker, said he is an electronic-gadget lover and just wanted to make enough money to buy the Apple Watch, due to go on sale in China on April 24.
Zeng was quoted as saying he had bought Apple’s AAPL, -0.71% new iPhone 6 with borrowed money two months earlier.
In February, Zeng allegedly earned 3,000 yuan ($480) in “commission” by arranging for a friend to buy 10 grams of smokeable methamphetamine and 130 pills of “Magu,” a stimulant consisting of methamphetamine and caffeine, from a local drug trafficker, the Guangzhou railway police said.
However, the friend and trafficker were caught while conducting the transaction, while Zeng was arrested as he tried to escape by train, the police were quoted as saying.
The least expensive Apple Watch — the Sport — is slated to sell for 2,588 yuan ($414) in China, almost 19% more than the U.S. price of $349.
Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line versions of the gold-encased Apple Watch Edition are due to fetch up to 126,800 yuan ($20,288), also above its top price tag of $17,000 in the U.S., according to Apple.