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U.S. Customs and Border Defense (CBP) officers in Wisconsin just lately seized a slot device jamming product when inspecting a shipment from Hong Kong.
CBP officers created the discovery at the Milwaukee Port of Entry on Feb. 4, the agency explained in a push launch.
The ElectroMagnetic Pulse (EMP) products, which are prohibited by the Federal Communication Fee, are applied to “jam” the inner workings of a slot machine.
EMP generators generate electromagnetic pulses to disrupt electronics from about a meter’s array, according to CBP. The products deliver an electric existing by a magnetic discipline – generally with a magnetic copper wire.
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CBP said the cargo was manifested as a car adapter from an electronics provider in Hong Kong and was heading for a residence in Mosinee – about 175 miles northwest of Milwaukee.
“There are a range of nefarious means these equipment can be employed,” LaFonda D. Sutton-Burke, Director of Subject Operations-Chicago said in a statement. “These forms of jammers are prohibited by federal regulation since they can be used to interfere with radio communications, cellular phones, GPS’s, and other conversation products.”
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CBP officers at the Port of Milwaukee Categorical Consignment Operations facility inspected the shipment and despatched it to the Federal Bureau of Investigations Headquarters’ Mechanical Engineering Division for even more investigation.