Back on October 21, 2020, the Abkhazian authorities banned the supply of crypto-mining equipment to the republic as part of the fight against clandestine manners.

The ban was imposed for two months until December 20, and already on December 8 the government extended it until June 2021. Abkhazian customs officers in that time managed to seize more than 2,500 mining devices, which criminals were secretly trying to smuggle into the republic.

Head of the State Customs Service Guram Inapshba Bitcoin Code reviews said that since October 21 and up to now 2,505 pieces of mining equipment had been detained. The devices were found mainly in the vehicles, which were brought to the territory of the republic from Russia.

The head of customs has admitted that officers of his department have to spend a lot of time on inspection of vehicles, as they have no technical equipment for quick checks. As a result, the workload of customs officers working at the Psou post has increased considerably.

Naturally, many workers only have to visually inspect trucks and cars in order to speed up the inspection. Therefore, they are sometimes unable to detect miners, the official summarised.