The chips are worth over $12 million, according to a report in local newspaper The Star.
The chips and boards were made by a "multinational company" in Bayan Lepas, the report said. AMD has an operation in Bayan Lepas, but so also do Intel, Motorola, and others.
The report said 20 crooks arrived in two container trucks and chloroformed 17 people in the Maskargo cargo warehouse in Batu Muang. Anyone resisting was hit with sticks.
The newspaper thinks that the chips have already been distributed abroad with prices cut by 20 per cent in an illegal channel network.
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