Cops raid cryptocurrency mining operation for electricity theft

SEPANG: Police have arrested a property agent after being implicated in another electricity theft case involving cryptocurrency mining.

When contacted on Tuesday (June 14), Sepang OCPD Asst Comm Wan Kamarul Azran Wan Yusof said that police were notified of loud noises in Taman Putra Prima, which the complainant suspected were from miner machines.

“The investigating officer and a team went to the scene and found the miners. Investigations showed that the property agent of the condominium unit was the same one involved in a previous cryptocurrency mining raid.”

A team from Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB) confirmed that there had been signs of electricity theft.

“A raid on June 13 was then conducted to seize the mining machines. A total of 36 miners, 18 power supply units and nine fans were seized,” he said.

Police also arrested the agent in Putra Perdana area on the same day.

The case is being investigated under Section 427 and 379 of the Penal Code for committing mischief and thereby causing loss or damage, and theft.