Police have recovered 300 Bitcoin (BTC) mining rigs stolen from a farm in Paraguay, following a serious operation carried out by the nation’s Anti-Kidnapping Division (DAS).
Per the Brazilian media outlet Portalo do Bitcoin, the operation was carried out after a theft within the Paraguayan province of Alto Paraná in April.
Police on the time defined that 492 BTC miners had been stolen from a farm after its supervisor was “overpowered” by attackers.
The DAS defined that they raided a business property within the city of Presidente Franco this month.
They mentioned they recovered 300 of the mining rigs from the property, together with mobile gadgets, firearms, and ammunition.
One man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
The DAS printed pictures of their haul.
A few of the Bitcoin mining gear seized by the DAS. (Supply: DAS)
The remaining 192 mining rigs are nonetheless but to be recovered.
Police mentioned the theft had been fastidiously orchestrated, and noticed “a couple of dozen” hooded people assault the Alto Paraná farm earlier than making off with the mining rigs.
Bitcoin mining rigs seized by the DAS. (Supply: DAS)
The DAS claimed that the mining rigs had been related to energy shops and the web.
All 300 rigs had been in “full operation,” the officers defined.
The DAS instantly proceeded to disconnect and confiscate the mining rigs.
A person was arrested by the DAS. (Supply: DAS)
The DAS said that the person had been handed over to prosecutors.
Paraguay: A Draw for Bitcoin Miners?
Paraguay has turn out to be one thing of a crypto and BTC mining hotspot lately.
The nation’s surplus of hydroelectric energy has attracted many miners previously few years, significantly Asian swimming pools seeking to relocate from China.
Politicians within the nation have been attempting to open the door to miners since 2021, however have confronted opposition from the nation’s President.