Five people in Czech were sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to their roles in the distribution of drugs they purchased on the darkweb.
The five men were brought before the Ostrava Regional Court on October 20, 2021, for sentencing. Two of the defendants received custodial sentences and the others received suspended sentences. The first two got custodial sentences because they admitted to being in charge of the operation. The other three only played minor roles in the group’s activities.
The Police learned of the group after they arrested an undisclosed darkweb drug vendor operating in the Czech Republic. During a raid at the dark web vendor’s house, the police found a ledger that had customer information.
The sales ledger revealed that the main defendant purchased approximately 20,000 ecstasy tablets from the vendor. The records also showed that the defendant purchased between 50 and 500 ecstasy pills at a time. He shipped them to his home via the Czech Post.
The Czech police executed a search warrant at the main defendant’s residence. The search led them to the discovery of a cannabis grow room and evidence of cannabis distribution. While he was being questioned, he told the police that he had stopped purchasing, using, and reselling drugs.
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The second defendant has been sentenced to four years in prison. He was ordered to forfeit assets he had acquired from the sale of the drugs.
The other three received suspended sentences. And two of them were also ordered to pay a fine of $4,500.