The Dutch police detained Icelander Sindri Thor Stefansson, suspected of stealing 600 computers used for mining crypto-currency. This is reported by the Iceland Monitor.
According to law enforcers, the suspect was detained in the evening of April 22 in the center of Amsterdam. The police refused to disclose details of the special operation. The prosecutor's office is working on his extradition to his homeland.
Sindri Thor Stefansson
Since December 2017 in Iceland, a series of robberies occurred, which resulted in the abduction of about 600 farms for the mining of bitcoins and other crypto-currencies in the amount of almost $ 2 million. As part of the investigation of the incident, 11 people were arrested, including Stefansson.
In April, he managed to escape from prison to Sweden. He jumped thru the window and flew to Europe without any documents. Policemen believed that he had a person, who helped him. Another interesting fact is that this aeroplane reportedly carried the Icelandic prime minister.
Bitcoin mining farm heist was one of the biggest heist in modern history of Iceland.