Photo Credit: Israel Tax Authority
A confiscated 24K gold-plated iPhone.

An Israeli resident of the Arab town of Jisr az-Zarqa who returned from Dubai was detained at Ben Gurion Airport on Monday when he passed through the customs’ green lane without declaring an iPhone 12 Pro plated with 24-karat gold and a stone-set watch he bought in the Gulf state.

He was caught during a routine inspection carried out by Ben Gurion Airport customs inspectors for passengers returning from abroad.

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The incident was transferred for the care of the relevant authorities.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has become a very popular destination for Israeli tourists, with some 4,000 Israelis traveling to the Gulf country on a daily basis, especially from the Arab sector.

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