04/12/19 05:00 UTC-5

Australian authorities confiscated a record amount of cryptocurrency

West Australian police confiscated cryptocurrency for a record amount of Australian $1.52 million (US $1 million) during a drug arrest.


Cryptocurrency confiscation

Police arrested a 27-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman, the Australian Border Force (ABF) reported on Wednesday, December 4th.

During the investigation, police seized an electronic device and discovered cryptocurrency in the amount of 1524,102 Australian dollars.

“Cryptocurrency hijacking is considered the most valuable hijacking of this kind made by the US police.” said Paul Matthews, senior detective and officer in charge of the drug and firearms department.

It is known that a man and a woman imported from the UK 27.5 g of forbidden tablets of the MDMA drug and 27.5 g of MDMA powder, which were hidden in a set for drawing children's toys.

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  • The judicial investigation has not yet issued a residual sentence in the case of the accused.

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Editor: Yuliya Soroka