nz customs pcbWhen traveling internationally or even domestically, having something in your back that looks like a weapon or explosive is probably not a good idea. Even that novelty umbrella that looks like a samurai sword which you thought would make for a laugh could easily be flagged as a potential weapon by an overzealous customs agent.

Basically why make life harder for yourself, right? Unfortunately it seems that over in New Zealand, it has been reported that the customs agents in the country have destroyed a Gigabyte G1 Assassin 2 motherboard trying to search for a weapon. A weapon in a motherboard? Is that even possible? If you take a look at the photo above, you can easily see why.

To make this motherboard look “fierce”, Gigabyte thought it would be a good idea to create a heatsink that looks like a gun. Unsurprisingly it was flagged by customs who then proceeded to rip it apart trying to look for other potential weapons. Unfortunately in the process, it seems that the agents managed to rip out a CrossFire/SLI configuration when instead they could have simply released it gently.

While we can sympathize with the gamer who had his/her PC essentially destroyed, the folks on Reddit don’t seem too sympathetic, claiming that anyone who decided to check-in such a device in the first place should have known better.

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