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Bitcoin instead of Cannabis: Australian police confused Mining Farm with Growroom

the The police of Adelaide, Australia, has erroneously the apartment of a man searches, because they kept his Bitcoin-Mining-Farm for a Cannabis greenhouse. Wh

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Bitcoin instead of Cannabis: Australian police confused Mining Farm with Growroom
the The police of Adelaide, Australia, has erroneously the apartment of a man searches, because they kept his Bitcoin-Mining-Farm for a Cannabis greenhouse. While the owner is now demanding compensation, the authorities overwhelmed.

By Phillip Horch
13. February 2019BTC$3.610,15 -0.54%part Facebook Twitter LinkedIn xing mail

a Few solar panels, surveillance cameras, and fans – the Equipment, with the Cannabis. The police of the Australian Adelaide thought, at least. Therefore, the authorities carried out a house search. What they found there however, was a (Mini-)Bitcoin Mining Farm.

Apparently, had the police officers to the apartment in the absence of the alleged cannabis farmer searched, shared his reaction after that in a YouTube Video As he tells upset, I hung up the police, when he called after the RAID, directly:

you have my house searched. Then they came in and heard the fan noise out of the room. They came in the door, because you anticipated a marijuana plantation or a crop. And the you: Computer found. You have destroyed my property, the fence broke, my home destroyed – because of computers. This is the police station, Elizabeth.

Finally, he had called there to ask for a compensation. The authorities were, however, of little help:

When I called, they hung up. Ridiculous. You have to pay for my damage? The guy that should answer this question, refuses to do so. Ass holes.

The whole Video can be seen here:

SA Police mistake Cryptocurrency mining rig as marijuana grow room

watch This Video on YouTube.Estimated damage: 0,2 Bitcoin

As the Bitcoin-Miner to the local magazine Adelaide Now reported that he suffered a damage of 1,000 Australian dollars (about 0.2 BTC). In addition to the damage to the house, the local police have stolen a hard disk:

And to make things worse, you have [the house] is left completely open. In addition, a hard disk is now missing, and the cable of the monitoring camera is cut.

From the magazine, the police of Adelaide defended, however, with one important note: It was common for raids in advance. The responsible officials are:

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for operational reasons, we will not announce searches. The police are trying to keep the damage in such operations is low.

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