Police authorities in Carabobo state, central region of Venezuela, seized 140 bitcoin mining equipment this Sunday, July 25. The miners were operating, without the corresponding permits, in the Don Tito poultry farm located in the Yagua sector of the city of Guacara.
So far it is not known if during the intervention there was a presence of personnel from the Superintendence of Cryptoassets and Related Activities (SUNACRIP). It is also not known if the retention of the equipment was part of a police operation, since there was no official report confirming it. The information came from a person who spoke to CryptoNews on condition of anonymity.
The seizure of digital mining equipment is common in Venezuela. In the last month, authorities have confiscated more than 500 of these platforms. In June a total of 411 pieces of equipment were seized by military authorities in two separate procedures, according to a report by this news portal
. Confiscation of bitcoin mining equipment by Venezuelan authorities continues. Source: Antminer.
One of the procedures occurred in Portuguesa state, where the military retained a total of 332 Bitcoin miners. The other operation took place in Barinas state, where 79 Innosilicon ASIC miners were detained.
Although digital mining was legalized by decree in the country, the authorities seize equipment from miners who have not been permitted by Sunacrip. However, during the first days of July this media reported that the agency had promised those who develop bitcoin mining and other cryptocurrencies that they would not be visited by any authority without the presence of the governing body’s staff.