At the “Qingmao” checkpoint between Guangdong and Macau, Chinese officers saw an electric scooter with an unusual x-ray. As was found, the front section had hidden boxes with a lot of NVMe SSDs in them.
On March 3, as the Yadea KS crossed the border between Hong Kong, Zhuhai, and Macao, as many as 84 SSD drives were found in it. Someone who hasn’t been named has put a big box of Kingston SSDs in a hole in the steering rod. Customs officers are very familiar with the ways that smugglers work. For example, they know that most packages are hidden in a large battery compartment.
This person took advantage of the fact that NVMe SSDs are thin and rectangular by hiding them in a hollow space in the front. Even though the idea was great and would have likely made the person a lot of money, it was easy to see through the X-Ray.
In the past few years, there have been rumors that more than one person tried to sneak hundreds of Intel CPUs past Chinese customs. In some cases, the CPUs were wrapped around their bodies, and the value of the goods they were trying to sneak in was more than $120,000.
This attempt shows how quickly the smugglers were to adapt to the fact that PC parts were getting smaller. Authorities haven’t said how much the goods were worth or how much this person will have to pay in fines. Even so, it must have been worth the risk.