A dark web vendor was arrested with a USB drive containing 145 sales record, the Public Prosecution Service in the Netherlands demanded a prison sentence of eight years and said this was a large scale darkweb vendor.
In 2017, a man from Heerhugowaard was sentenced to 5 years and six months in prison for selling ecstasy pills on darkweb markets. The man is now facing additional prison time after the authorities found a USB drive that had records of his drug trafficking operation.
Authorities investigated him in 2019 hoping to find evidence linking him to money laundering. His man’s prison cell was searched during the investigation and his girlfriend’s house in Alkmaar was also searched. The police found the USB drive while searching the girlfriend’s house.
The Police were able to find the password for the encrypted USB written in a notebook in the defendant’s prison cell. After they decrypting the drive, investigators found information for the platform the defendant used to sell an assortment of illicit drugs. The USB drive had sales records, for nearly 100,000 ecstasy pills, 22.5 kilograms of MDMA, 10 kilograms of amphetamine, 10,000 2-CB pills and 2.6 kilograms of cocaine. In total, the defendant shipped a total of 145 orders to 30 countries between August 2017 and March 2018. Combined, the drugs weighed a total of 90 kilograms.
The Public Prosecution Service demanded community service of 100 hours for the defendant’s 30-year-old girlfriend. She had 39 ecstasy pills in her possession and a weapon that “resembled a firearm.” The prosecution claim that the girlfriend had been living off the money earned by her boyfriend. The girlfriend said that she earned a living through babysitting, according to her testimony. Since she would not give prosecutors a list of the families that she had worked for, prosecutors stated that this claim was a lie to help protect her boyfriend.
The prosecution is demanding a prison sentence of eight years for the 33 year old drug dealer, citing aggravating circumstances and recidivism as factors in the enhanced sentence.