A rare smuggling incident took place in China. Dozens of SSD drives have been found from an electric scooter drive stopped at the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau border.
Price increases and restrictions in the hardware market continue to lead to illegal procurement methods in the Chinese market. Finally, there was another interesting case of smuggling at the Chinese customs. The Customs Office has caught yet another smuggler hiding dozens of M.2 SSDs in his body.
Smuggler caught in China who wrapped hundreds of SSDs around his body
For those who don’t know, smugglers have been trying creative ways to get technology products into China for years. It is stated that the smuggler in the new case is trying to transport the SSDs to Zhuhai via Macau Gongbei Port. This person was caught with 420 M.2 SSDs strapped to his body during customs checks. The total value of these SSDs is said to be $ 32,984. With a little calculation, we can say that each of these parts is around 78 dollars.
It should be noted that this method, which is used to avoid customs duties in China, is widely used by smugglers. So much so that in 2015, a man was caught with 146 iPhones wrapped in cling film. Later, we saw that a similar experiment was used for Intel processors. In the past months, dozens of SSDs hidden in electric scooters have been confiscated.
It is stated that these products, which are smuggled into the country, are sold with great profits in the Chinese gray market. Why smugglers persistently resort to the same method is another matter. But there are probably many who manage to sneak past people keep trying similar methods.