Police in Malaysia seized 1,039 bitcoin mining machines worth RM5.3 million (US$1.3 million) and arrested eight people.
- Police in the northwestern city of Miri seized the machines in joint operations with Sarawak Energy (SEB), the region's electricity company, between February and April, Bernama reported Friday.
- Eight individuals were arrested and accused of stealing electricity from SEB, Miri Police Chief ACP Hakemal Hawari said.
- "A total of six people have been successfully charged under Section 379 of the Penal Code for electricity theft and have been fined up to RM8,000 ($1,900) and jailed for up to eight months," he said in a statement.
- The machines related to the court case were disposed of at Miri police headquarters, the report said.
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