Airport smuggling is one of the most common crimes in the world. At the end of December last year, an Australian police officer managed to arrest two men who tried to smuggle 30 kilos of methamphetamine into the oceanic region. And, although the event that took place a few days ago in China is not as far as financial matters are concerned, it is equally significant when it involves a man who has about 250 processors attached to his body in the country.
As reported in Techspot, a few days ago a person tried to escape the customs control through the “nothing to declare” lane. But his large clothes and the way he walked aroused the interest of the security guards, which is why they invited him to criticize the words of the exercise. And, to their surprise, when they looked at each one, they realized that they had a total of 239 procedures attached to their body. In fact, they were all pretty much the same model: Intel Core i5-13400F.
About 50,000 are reported to be contraband
The main difference from the story of the men who tried to sneak methamphetamine into Australia is the cost of both operations. The first, who placed his product in 3D printers, tried to make an operation, which was about 30 million coins; the second one, which has neglected its initiative of sneaking just over 200 processors into China, has almost successfully closed the move for around 46,000 European coins. But both stories end when the sinners end up in the custody of the law.
Be that as it may, the cases of illegal technological smuggling in China are multiplying. A few days ago, Techspot also picked up a story that drives 84 hard in the countryside inside an electric scooter. In addition, the Asian country’s government is facing various corruption cases that affect the semiconductor industry, a sector that it dominated a few years ago and in which its position is now fluctuating behind the most recent United States.