DARK WEB DRUG DEALER GETS 4 YEARS IN PRISON FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING

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Police say he is suspected of starting the trade back in 2013 and has escaped detection for the last 6 years, illegally selling large amounts of drugs over the dark web



A 35-year-old yet unnamed man identified only as Godfather a Dark Web vendor of drugs and synthetic opioids in the Netherlands received a 48 month sentence on money laundering and drug trafficking charges three days back.

He is accused of having sold different varieties of chemically made opioids to users around the world via the dark web; an anonymous part of the more vast internet, including the distribution and possession of drugs like amphetamine, MDMA, hashish and others. He was also suspected of producing counterfeit currency in Euros, and regularly supplied to another dark web vendor known as "Shiny Flakes".

In a search carried out in his home earlier in March of this year, German law enforcement discovered a large quantity and variety of drugs which they determined he was selling due to some packages they confiscated slated to be shipped out to Sweden and Italy. They also discovered that he had in his possession a sealing machine, a PGP telephone, and packaging material which he used in packaging his merchandise and were able to confiscate two external hard disks, a large amount of cash, and documents containing the price lists of the drugs, login data for the websites he sold on and data concerning the orders and shipping information he had received and served between 2017 and 2018.

He is said to have sold various synthetic opioids like MDMA, amphetamine and many others over the dark web


Based on this information, it was adjudged that he was indeed trafficking drugs over the dark web, and Police believe this large scale operation had been going on since 2013. The accused, however, maintains that he is not guilty of the charges levelled against him, stating in his device that the drugs found in his house belonged to an acquaintance on the dark web who he refused to name, using his place for storage. He added that all monies traced back to his personal bank account were legitimate payments from Bitcoin exchanges, amounting to about £182,250 between December 2013 and November 2014.

The court, taking all this into account ruled that he was guilty of trafficking drugs and money laundering over the period of the last 6 years and imposed a four-year sentence to be served in prison. They added that the accusation that he was behind the production of counterfeit Euro notes however, was not substantiated without doubt and so acquitted him of those charges.

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