On May 16, police recovered 300 bitcoin mining machines stolen from a farm in Paraguay following a major operation by the Paraguayan Anti-Kidnapping Department (DAS). The operation follows a theft in Paraguay’s Alto Paraná province in April.
According to police descriptions at the time, 492 bitcoin mining machines were stolen after a farm manager was “subdued” by attackers.
DAS explained that they raided a commercial property in the town of President Franco this month. From there they recovered 300 pieces of mining equipment, as well as mobile phone equipment, guns and ammunition. A man was arrested and charged with grievous assault.