Cops dispose of seized cryptocurrency mining machines and contraband worth thousands in Johor

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm M. Kumarasan driving a steamroller over seized contraband cigarettes during a press conference held at Iskandar Puteri police headquarters on Tuesday (June 25).

ISKANDAR PUTERI: The police dispose of almost six years' worth of seized items, including bitcoin mining machines worth more than RM428,000, that are kept as evidence.

Iskandar Puteri OCPD Asst Comm M. Kumarasan said the disposal of evidence items was divided into four categories: bitcoin mining machines, contraband, gambling, and general items.

“The items involved 304 investigation papers that have been completed and have received court orders for them to be destroyed.

“All the items had been seized from 2019 up until May this year,” he said in his speech at Iskandar Puteri police district headquarters here on Tuesday (June 25).

ACP Kumarasan added that the seized cryptocurrency mining machines, valued at RM232,650, involved four investigation papers.

He said RM174,300 worth of seized contraband items from 48 investigation papers involving liquor, beer and illicit cigarettes would also be disposed of.

“Based on police investigations on contraband items, we found that most of those that buy fake liquors were immigrants working around here.

“I have instructed my men to continue carrying out inspections and operations at premises to put an end to selling contraband items within the Iskandar Puteri area,” he added.

ACP Kumarasan stated that there were 175 investigation papers in the gambling category. The seized items included computers, smartphones, and other electronic devices with a total value of RM18,000.

He added police would also dispose of general items involving 77 investigation papers, including chemical envelopes, a forensics envelope, sharp weapons, and other items worth RM3,500,” he said, adding that the total value of all seized items was RM428,450.

ACP Kumarasan urged the public to continue contacting the police with information on criminal activities in their area by contacting the Johor police hotline at 07-2212999.

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