Police in the U.K. have stumbled across a cryptocurrency mining operation after raiding what they thought would be a cannabis farm.
- Officers found that the operation was stealing "thousands of pounds worth" of electricity,
- "It's certainly not what we were expecting!" Sandwell Police Sergeant Jennifer Griffin said.
- The raid came after reports of multiple people visiting the unit at odd times of day and night, and "lots of" of wiring and ventilation ducts. A police drone had detected a considerable source of heat.
- "They are all classic cannabis factory signs," the announcement said.
- The unit was unattended at the time of the raid and no arrests have been made as yet.
- The discovery is only the second such crypto mining farm encountered in the West Midlands, according to Griffin.
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