During the largest in the history of Europe operations against drug traffickers Europol and law enforcement authorities in Spain and Austria held in these countries a number of searches, arrested 8 people and seized more than €4.5 million ($5.2 million) in bitcoins, IOTA and lumen, €2.3 million ($2.7 million) c cash and Bank account at an Austrian Bank, 3 listings worth €1 million ($1.15 million), 10 luxury cars and 800 thousand doses of LSD. The investigation in the Spanish provinces of Granada and Valencia were also closed 2 laboratories for drug production, the cost of which is €12 million.
According to law enforcement bodies, the arrested men were an organized group, since 2012 the merchants from Spain drug through the resources on the darknet, where users passed on the invitation with the online forums. Materials for the production of drugs imported from Asia, mainly from China, to Amsterdam and from there to the lab in Spain. The finished products were sent to 100 countries of the world in letters and parcels, giving drugs allowed for selling goods, for example, additives in cement.
We will remind that on the eve of the U.S. the result lasted year undercover operation against the merchants of prohibited goods on the darknet were arrested 35 people. Among other things, law enforcement has confiscated about 2000 bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies more than $20 million.
The founder of one of the most famous drug trafficking sites, darknet Silk Road Ross Ulbricht (Ross Ulbricht) is serving a double life sentence in prison. Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme court refused to reconsider this decision.