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Video shows hapless smuggler getting caught with 160 Intel Alder Lake CPUs taped to his body

The Alder Lake processor Intel Core i5-12600KF has been identified as one of the smuggled CPU models (Image: China Customs)
The Alder Lake processor Intel Core i5-12600KF has been identified as one of the smuggled CPU models (Image: China Customs)
After Chinese customs confiscated almost 6,000 AMD Radeon GPUs worth millions of dollars only a few days ago, another hardware smuggler has now been caught by border officers who discovered a remarkable number of Intel Alder Lake CPUs which had been taped to the man's body.

The smuggling of expensive PC hardware parts remains a serious issue in Hong Kong and China, which is where customs have recently confiscated an astounding number of AMD Radeon graphics cards worth a small fortune. However, the latest catch involves a hapless smuggler who apparently has a taste for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors like the Core i5-12600.

According to a short video posted on Weibo, an abnormally walking man entering the country caught the eye of Chinese border officers, who consequently apprehended him and found that he carried a total of 160 Intel processors which had been taped to his body in order to avoid paying import duties. The exact CPU models have not been identified, but a corresponding picture in the video shows that the confiscated chips included the aforementioned Alder Lake chip Intel Core i5-12600KF.

In addition to this noteworthy number of Intel CPUs, the man allegedly also tried to smuggle 16 foldable smartphones. These devices probably include Samsung's popular foldables like the Galaxy Z Fold3 or Galaxy Z Flip3, but the authority has not released details on the seized phone models. Chinese customs further used this latest CPU smuggling incident to remind travelers that there are legal repercussions for not declaring such unusual quantities of PC hardware, electronics and other luggage items.

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Enrico Frahn, 2022-03-14 (Update: 2022-03-14)