Smugglers Attempted to Transport 800 Intel Processors Under Van’s Hood.
Smugglers Caught Trying to Smuggle 780 Intel Processors Under the Van’s Hood
More than $137,000 worth of goods, or nearly 780 Intel processors, were found hidden under the hood of a van at a border crossing. Chinese customs officers caught the smugglers who attempted to smuggle the processors hidden inside the van that tried to cross the border, according to Tom’s Hardware.
The smugglers, a group of individuals, tried to smuggle 780 hidden Intel CPUs through the Gongbei Port, which connects the regions of Macau and Zhuhai in China, by hiding “metal within another metal.”
Indeed, hiding metal by attaching it to one’s body is not a good smuggling idea, especially when going through a metal detector. In this case, many of them resort to wearing fake silicone bellies, but even that has not been able to deceive the detectors lately.
The smugglers came up with the idea to hide the chips under the van’s hood, which could be “fruitful” if they were lucky enough for the van to not undergo additional inspection. However, this smuggling group did not have that luck.