Bitcoin crime increased drastically in 2021, say PDRM

Police crushed equipment seized from illegal bitcoin mining operations, which skyrocketed in 2021, with RM54mil worth of equipment seized last year. — Bernama

The crime of illegal bitcoin mining showed a drastic increase last year with 570 investigation papers opened, 528 people arrested and RM54mil worth of equipment and items seized.

Bukit Aman Criminal Investigation Department (CID) chief, Datuk Seri Abd Jalil Hassan said these numbers were considered very high compared to the previous year's statistics, with only 20 investigation papers opened and 26 people arrested, and the total seizures valued at RM1.26mil.

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