Chinese customs detain 49 smuggling Bitcoin miners

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Huangpu Customs (Guangdong Province, China) announced the detention of 49 used bitcoin miners. They tried to transport them across the border, indicating false information in export documents, local media reported.

The discrepancy was revealed during the inspection of goods declared as “shoe materials”. Upon a detailed inspection, customs officers found 49 ASIC miners, some of which had traces of rust.

Devices must be disposed of according to local regulations.

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In April 2021, the Hong Kong Customs and Excise Department detained a fishing schooner carrying Nvidia CMP HX mining graphics cards.