A stun gun that looks just like an iPhone is the latest must-have lethal weapon in the underworld and is five times more powerful than a Taser. Also Read - Flipkart Big Saving Days sale begins for Plus members: Check out top deals on smartphones
Modelled on the popular Apple handset, the device discharges its powerful shock from two metal pin points at the top, fired by what is normally the volume buttons, the Mirror reported. Also Read - iPhone 11 selling with more than Rs 8,000 discount in India, but for a limited period
Our source said that getting hold of these stun guns was easy as there were plenty of websites out there offering them for sale and most of them were based in China but Germany and the USA had lots too. Also Read - Apple adds UPI, RuPay, net banking on App Store: How to add new payment methods
Sources continued that if a parcel containing one is X-rayed, it looked just like an iPhone and the dimensions were the same and there was nothing inside one which would stand out as suspicious.
The underworld source, based in Warrington, Cheshire, said the stun guns were often used by criminal gangs on rivals, paralysing a victim’s muscles, causing momentary agony while not leaving any visible scar.
The devices are in demand on the streets of Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds as they can be bought online from abroad for just 100 pounds and worried police forces across the country suspect that up to 10,000 of the phones. (