'Pregnant' smuggler caught after 200 CPUs are present in her prosthetic stomach

Individuals trying to smuggle CPUs into China is nothing new. The truth is, earlier this 12 months, a person dubbed the ‘strolling CPU’  was caught with 160 CPUs strapped to his physique. This time round, meet ‘CPU Mommy,’ a minimum of that is what I am calling this chip smuggler who tried to slide by customs in China by hiding a bunch of CPUs inside a prosthetic abdomen to make it appear like they have been pregnant. 

Mydrivers reviews (noticed by hothardware) {that a} girl, who authorities solely recognized as ‘Zhao,’ was caught smuggling over 200 CPUs making an attempt to journey again to Macao from the Gongbei Port in Zhuhai, China. Zhao, who appeared pregnant, instructed a customs agent that she was 5 months alongside. Nevertheless, due to her stomach’s bigger measurement and odd posture, she was pulled apart for additional questioning. 

The brokers then observed a chunk of uncovered tape on her abdomen overlaying a CPU and telephone. A extra thorough search uncovered that Zhao was sporting a silicon prosthetic abdomen round her waist. Inside have been 202 unfastened Alder Lake CPUs and 9 iPhones stuffed contained in the false tummy, not a child. 

The strangeness about this example, apart from the apparent, is that customs would have ultimately observed the elements and telephones as soon as Zhao had walked by way of a steel detector or full physique scanners, that are secure for pregnant girls to cross by way of lately, and which ports of entry would use as a substitute of x-ray machines particularly for vacationers who could also be pregnant.

The reporting would not say which Alder Lake chips, so it is laborious to say the full worth. Our pals at Tom’s {Hardware} did some math and estimated the associated fee between $37,000 and $164,000, relying on the fashions. The girl faces potential jail time and extreme fines for the offense.