Thomson ReutersDecember 18, 2013 16:47
By Robert Boczkiewicz and John Shiffman
DENVER (Reuters) - A Chinese citizen convicted of trying to smuggle American-made radiation-hardened microchips from California to China was sentenced Wednesday to three years in U.S. prison.
Philip Chaohui He, the target of a U.S. Homeland Security sting, was arrested in late 2011 at a port near Los Angeles as he approached a Chinese freighter. In his car trunk, agents found 200 radiation-hardened microchips hidden inside a tub of baby formula.