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Iceland's Bitcoin detainee escaped from prison, possibly in Sweden



A man suspected of behind Iceland's largest Bitcoin raid has fled the prison and fled to Sweden, authorities said.

Sindri Thor Stefansson boarded a flight to Sweden Southern Iceland through a window on Tuesday after fleeing from the vile Sogn prison in Sweden.

Inmates of the prison, which has no fencing, have access to telephone and internet. Stefansson was sent to Sogn 10 days after his arrest, authorities said.

"He had an accomplice," said Police Chief Gunnar Schram of the Icelandic Visir News Agency. "We are sure of that."

Stefansson probably did not have to show a passport at the airport because he was traveling in the European passfile zone, Icelandic authorities said.

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Authorities still take refuge The stolen computers, which have a value of $ 2 million, were not found.

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They added that he boarded the plane with a ticket under the name of another person. An international arrest warrant was issued for Stefansson

He and ten others were arrested for allegedly stealing 600 high-performance computers holding bitcoins – a cryptocurrency in December and January.

Authorities still have not found the stolen documents Computer worth $ 2 million

Iceland's Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdóttir was reportedly on the same flight as Stefansson on her way to the Indian Prime Minister in Stockholm on Tuesday.


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