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1. Sindri Thor Stefansson, the suspected mastermind behind the theft of 600 computers used to mine bitcoin in Iceland, escaped from prison and fled to Sweden on a plane that was reportedly also carrying the Icelandic prime minister.
2. The culprit who was placed in jail since 2nd February 2018 is suspected of stealing 600 PCs. The total estimated value of the stolen equipment is 200 million krónur, approximatively $ 1,990,000. According to Iceland Magazine, this theft is recognized as “one of the biggest criminal cases in Icelandic history."
3. Apparently, the Icelandic prison had no walls, and the suspect simply climbed out the window. “Prison breaks in Iceland usually mean someone just fled to get drunk,” Helgi Gunnlaugsson, a sociology professor at the University of Iceland told the Guardian. “The underworlds are tiny and it is extremely difficult to hide, let alone flee the country.”
4. Coincidentally, the escaped suspect boarded a plane with Iceland's Prime Minister, Katrín Jakobsdóttir, on board, on her way to meet with India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.
5. The police announced that the suspect had landed in Sweden. Currently, the Icelandic authorities are working side by side with the Swedish authorities to find and return Stefánsson back to prison. The arrest warrant has already been issued in accordance with the legislation in force.
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