Five criminals who traded drugs via Tor get up to six years in prison




Five men have been convicted by the courts for online drugs and arms. These would they have done through ‘hidden’ websites on the anonymous Tor network. A 22-year-old German was given a prison sentence of six years, the most severe punishment.

The court considers it proven that the five suspects have been sold. Anonymity in weapons and drugs including through Black Market Reloaded Payments went sent via the post. Using bitcoin and deliveries Later she did the same via a Tor-commerce site that was given the name Utopia. The police knew using infiltrators posing as buyers between February 2013 and February this year to bring. Those behind the sites map Earlier this year, four Dutch and one German were arrested .

The 22-year-old German man was given a prison sentence of six years, the most severe punishment. The prosecution had demanded against him seven years. Together with a 30-year resident of Enschede, which 2.5 years to prison, he might as moderator on Black Market Reloaded have been active and the website Utopia have developed. A 30-year-old man from Utrecht would also be involved in the development of the Tor-site as a programmer. He received one year probation and must perform 240 hours of community service reports RTV Utrecht.

A 47-year-old man from Woerden need five years in jail for drug trafficking. He would have given the order for a hit man, according to the OM to one of the infiltrators but the court considered this unproven. Finally, the judge sentenced a 32-year-old suspect from Enschede to 1.5 years in prison for selling weapons and drugs, while a man of 26 years was acquitted because a case of possible drug delivery would not be proven.


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