Bitcoin Mines (1019A/21)
A list of all suspected Bitcoin “mines” discovered by the force since 1st January 2018 to date. Please state the date of the discovery, the location, the number of computer units (where known), any detail held on file about how it was discovered (public reporting, police work searching for cannabis farms), and whether there was any evidence of modern slavery (i.e. discovery of foreign nationals working inside).
WMP have discovered two, as detailed here:
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There was no evidence of Modern Day Slavery found at this location.
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23rd April 2020 – Digbeth area of Birmingham, discovered as a result of a Firearms Warrant with 64 devices and no evidence of Modern Day Slavery.