KUCHING: Sarawak police have unearthed digital foreign money mining actions or cryptocurrency minings which induced the Sarawak Vitality Berhad (SEB) to lose RM4.32 million from electrical energy theft.
Miri district police chief, ACP Hakemal Hawari as we speak stated the actions had been uncovered after raids on 5 shophouses at a business centre within the metropolis, about 750 km north of Kuching, on Tuesday and Wednesday.
‘’All of the premises are believed to have been finishing up the actions for about 36 months and have induced losses of RM120,000 a month to SEB by way of energy theft,’’ he stated in an announcement, acquired right here, as we speak.
Nevertheless, he stated no arrest was made within the 5 raids.
He stated 759 items of Antminer Bitman crypto mining machines, 27 items of modems, 12 routers, 5 units of laptop cables, 5 units of digital mining machine cables, a laptop computer laptop and one central processing unit had been seized within the raids.
Hakemal stated the police had been within the strategy of figuring out the involvement of the house owners of the premises within the case which is being investigated beneath Part 379 of the Penal Code for stealing and Part 427 for mischief and inflicting losses.
As well as, an investigation was additionally being carried out by the Sarawak Utility Ministry beneath Part 33(5) of the Electrical Ordinance of Sarawak which supplies for a penalty of as much as RM100,000 or five-years in jail if discovered responsible.
‘’The general public ought to channel info to the police if they believe some premises are getting used to steal electrical energy provide to conduct cryptocurrency mining, on-line playing name centres, dishonest syndicates and others,’’ he stated. — Bernama