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Mining equipment thieves detained in Irkutsk

Mining equipment thieves detained in Irkutsk
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In Irkutsk, the police detained a group of thieves of mining equipment. The victim himself helped in solving the crime.

As reported to IAA EastRuaaia in the press service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, a resident of Irkutsk went out into the courtyard at night and discovered the loss of 11 mining machines worth one million rubles, which were installed in his garage. Nearby, he found an 18th teenager who was trying to hide equipment for the extraction of cryptocurrency. The owner of the house was able to restrain him until the police arrived.

The police identified three more accomplices in the crime, one of whom is a minor. The detainees were involved in at least four more similar thefts. A criminal case was initiated.

Earlier it was reported that the governor of the Irkutsk region Igor Kobzev complained in a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak in charge of the fuel and energy complex about underground cryptocurrency miners... He believes that this year electricity consumption in the region will exceed last year's level by 159%. Representatives of the regional market confirm the growth in the number of illegal mining farms and call the problem a massive one. The Ministry of Energy also knows about it.

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