Monday, 17 June 2024

Find Bitcoin Mines Mined digital money all night, used “Jay factory-warehouse” to cause the Electricity Authority to find it suspicious.

29 Apr 2024

Cyber ​​police raid a bitcoin mine worth 200 million baht and are stunned to find that it is using the area of ​​a famous godfather shrine in the Ban Phaeo area. Samut Sakhon Province and warehouse Mueang Ratchaburi District Open mine to mine digital currency all day and all night. Electricity officials found tampering with the electricity meter. Resulting in using abnormally little electricity. The damage is worth more than 5 million baht, while two young men who oversee the mine claim to have ordered the equipment from China. Pass customs procedures correctly Its duty is to sell and take care of machines for customers only at the Technology Crime Investigation Bureau (S.T.C.) on April 28, Pol. Lt. Gen. Worawat. Wattanakornbancha, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces, revealed that on the evening of April 27, Pol. Maj. Gen. Chatchapanthakarn Klaiklueng, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Thai Armed Forces Regiment 1, Pol. Col. .Krittin Tapasilo, Superintendent of news analysis and special equipment, Royal Thai Armed Forces Headquarters 1, Pol. Lt. Col. Anek Yodmuak, Deputy Superintendent, Pol. Lt. Col. Phasakorn Kanpradab, Pol. Lt. Col. Noppadol Butwong, Police Lieutenant Colonel Santi, praised the news analysis inspector of the 1st Police Station along with officials from the Provincial Electricity Authority, District 1 (southern region), Phetchaburi Province, for leading searches at two targets in the area. Nong Song Hong, Ban Phaeo District, Samut Sakhon Province and Khao Kaen Chan area. Mueang Ratchaburi District After finding information about the illegal use of electricity to mine digital currency. (Cryptocurrency) in the form of Cloud Mining for more than 2 months, causing more than 5 million baht in damage due to the investigation team. The news analysis committee of the 1st Police Station discovered a fraudulent process for investing in buying or leasing digital currency mining capacity. (Cryptocurrency) that is a digital asset must be encrypted. Use computer code as a medium for exchanging value over the internet. There is an average trading price that varies according to market mechanisms. It is popular among new investors who come to speculate in the market. And it is one of the violent plans where scammers take advantage of the opportunity to deceive the victims. Especially inviting people to invest in the digital currency mining business. Rent or buy mining power for digital currencies such as Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Tether (USDT), Binance Coin (BNB), Dogecoin (DOGE). Invite to buy and sell Bitcoin mining rigs below the market price. Receive deposits for mining equipment Collect maintenance and electricity costs below reality. and smuggled illegal mining equipment. The investigative team traced it until they found out Bitcoin mining machines are traded and accepting deposits of deer for mining at the Je Tai Ek Tua factory. Chao Pho Samret Shrine, No. 182 Village No. 2, Nong Song Hong Subdistrict, Ban Phaeo District, Samut Sakhon Province, went to investigate the area and found that The said factory actually uses an unusually high amount of electricity. Investigation found that the seller and consignor of the mining equipment was Mr. Somwang Tangnawadee, 29 years old. Further investigation found that in addition to the said factory, Still going to mine for warehouses in 2 buildings, No. 207 Village No. 9, Don Tako Subdistrict, Mueang Ratchaburi District. Inspection found abnormal electricity usage as well. Successfully requested a search warrant from the court to search both targets, the first at the Chao Por Shrine Temple. Bitcoin mine found Located in the shrine parking area. Mr. Sombatcharoen Tangnawadee, aged 55 years, posed as the supervisor. 187 Bitcoin mining machines were discovered. Electricity officials also discovered tampering with electricity meters. This actually caused the electrical current to become abnormal. Point 2: Search the Khao Kaen Chan warehouse, Don Tako Subdistrict, Mueang Ratchaburi District. Found a Bitcoin mine made into a solid building with Mr. Somwang Tangnawadee, 29 years old, and Mr. Kiatkong Tumthong, 24 years old, as operators of the mining equipment and looking after the building. Found 465 Bitcoin mining machines and also altered electricity meters. causing the electrical current to be abnormal as well. During the investigation, Mr. Sombat Charoen and Mr. Somwang testified that Doing business selling bitcoin mining machines imported from China. Passed customs formalities correctly. To be sold to the general public. If the customer purchases a mining machine, the machine will be deposited as well. The deposit fee including electricity bill is calculated at 6,200 baht per month. From the investigation of the officials, it is found that Normally, such Bitcoin mining machines If mining is open for the entire month, an electricity fee of 9,000 baht per machine must be paid. However, when accepting deposits, the electricity and maintenance fee is only 6,200 baht, which is an incentive for diggers to be interested. And both mines have been in operation for about 2 months. An inspection by the Electricity Authority officials found that Modify the electricity meter so that the electricity passing through the meter does not reach the full amount of electricity actually used. Some parts involve connecting electricity without passing through the meter. The initial cost of electrical damage at both points was calculated to be approximately 5 million baht. Officials seized various models of bitcoin mining machines. Prices range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of baht, a total of 652 devices worth approximately 200 million baht and 2 modified electricity meters for further legal action. Read. All “Thairath newspaper columns” here