In the operation carried out in two different cities in Turkey, 1.5 million TL worth of illegal cryptocurrency mining hardware was seized.
Many computer equipment was confiscated in two raids, one in Izmir and the other in Konya.
According to the news made by Sputnik Turkey on September 25, 103 cryptocurrency mining hardware, which is believed to have a market value of approximately TL 1 million, was disconnected in the operation held in Konya.
According to the news, teams from the Anti-Smuggling and Organized Crime Division of the Provincial Security Directorate received a report that smuggled cryptocurrencies were produced at a workplace in the Fevzi Çakmak district of the Karatay district.
Law enforcement, who raided at night, seized mining equipment and detained a suspect.
It was stated that the devices were found to be being used with illegal electricity and it was emphasized that the electricity distribution company imposed a fine of TL 2 million on the suspect.
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Once again, on September 25, according to news from the Sözcü newspaper, teams from the Cyber Crimes Division of the Izmir Provincial Gendarmerie Command raided a house in Gaziemir. BO. In the operation carried out in the house of the named person, a large amount of computer parts was seized, which was estimated at more than 500 thousand TL.
Involved in the incident, BO While the suspect was detained, legal proceedings were initiated against the suspect.
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