For eight years, a man allegedly operated worldwide amphetamine trafficking via the darknet from his garage. Cologne police arrested the man from Euskirchen on Wednesday morning. This has now been announced by the police and the public prosecutor’s office.
He is now in custody. The police officers seized over eight kilograms of amphetamines as well as chemicals for drug production in the garage where he is said to have stored and packaged the drugs. Since 2014, he is said to have sent at least 48 kilograms of drugs by mail worldwide via the darknet and to have been paid for them in cryptocurrency.
According to statements, the suspect allegedly sold various drugs such as MDMA, ecstasy and cannabis on different dark web markets such as Vice City Market, Kingdom Market and Ares Market. It is currently unclear how the suspect came to be targeted by investigators – after all, he has gotten away with over act years unhellight.
If convicted, the man faces up to eight years in prison, but a trial date has not yet been set.