The man Mubinar Rahman, 26, mailed more than 104 packages of MDMA to international destinations as a part of an organized darkweb drug trafficking operation, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA) of UK. On October 2020 he pleaded guilty at Newcastle Crown Court to trafficking drugs and possession of Class A drugs with intent to supply in UK.
Between June 29, 2020, and July 27, 2020, the NCA and Border Force intercepted 39 packages shipped by Rahman. he had addressed the packages to buyers in the UK, United States, Israel, Norway, Thailand, Hong Kong, and other countries. The investigation into Rahman resulted in seizures of;
90 kilograms of MDMA;
134 kilograms of amphetamine;
and more than 6,000 Valium and Xanax pills.
In total, the value of the drugs shipped by Rahman was $1,036,025 (or 6,590,367 CNY/59,694,066 INR).
The investigation involved cooperation with the United States Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
On 28 July 2020, NCA officers watched Rahman park his 2010 BMW outside a house associated with the drug trafficking operation. Officers arrested Rahman after he had returned to his car. During a search of the BMW, officers found ten packages addressed to international customers. A subsequent search of the house resulted in the discovery of 25 kilograms of MDMA, 134 kilograms of amphetamine sulfate, packaging equipment, and other materials often used by drug traffickers.
“Rahman was working for a well-established criminal network which exploited the fast parcel system to move illegal drugs. Working with key partners at home such as Border Force and abroad with HSI, we have removed a significant amount of Class A from circulation and denied Rahman’s organized crime group the chance to plough profits from those drugs into more criminality. We are determined to do all we can to disrupt all drugs supply routes in and out of the UK.” -Martin Clarke
Tim Hemker, attache at the US Homeland Security Investigations:
“Homeland Security Investigations is proud of our strong partnership with the National Crime Agency.
“Today’s sentencing is the result of our agencies’ exemplary collaboration to hold criminals on the dark web accountable for illegally selling and shipping narcotics overseas and putting countless individuals in danger.
“We will continue to work together to keep drugs off our streets and our communities safe.”