Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE
Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE

China busts chip smuggling operation from Hong Kong amid semiconductor supply crunch

  • Customs officers found and seized a total of 256 Intel CPUs taped to a driver’s chest and calves in a border inspection on June 16
  • Another batch of 52 Intel CPUs was found in another inspection 10 days later

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Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE
Intel chips are the target of smugglers amid the global semiconductor shortage. Photo: EPA-EFE
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