Most ASIC miners gets to Russia under grey schemes. And the business is profitable

The Federal customs service of Russia started a criminal investigation into an exporter of equipment for mining Bitcoins called far East trade-industrial company (DTPK). The company is accused of failing to pay customs duties in the amount of $ 1.2 million. The money the state received less from the import 6012 ASIC miner Bitmain and systems power to them.

It is reported that representatives of DTPK deliberately concealed from customs the real value of the goods showing the falsified documents. FCS was informed that DTPK allegedly received the equipment from the Korean company MSR through a Hong Kong intermediary Manli. As it turned out, the MSR does not conduct any business with the company since 2012.

Armed RAID and tax evasion

In the course of the investigation, the security forces came to General Director of the company Intelion Mining Aleksandra Shashkova. In mid-July, the police raided two offices of the company, having withdrawn thus 2500 ASIC miners. He Shashkov said that Intelion Mining was not involved in DTPK, but the police still took the equipment due to the lack of appropriate documents on asik.

Head of sales Intelion Mining Alexei Afanasyev said about the sad state of the mining market in Russia. According to him, more than seventy percent of devices enter the country under grey schemes. Often this is done for tax evasion.

Source: Bitcoinist

The opinion of Afanasiev agree with other businessmen. The representative of Bitmain in Russia Yulia Fetisova suspects that the root of the problem — the major dealers who purchase huge quantities of Asimov from Bitmain.

Then they resell the equipment in small batches, promising discounted price and fast delivery. Unfortunately, many businessmen more profitable to work that way, and not to wait until their delivery to go through customs.

And how do you buy mining hardware? Waiting for your stories in cryptodata billionaires.

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