A British man was sentenced for selling lethal drugs on the dark web in exchange for payments in bitcoin, as U Today reported on January 28.
According to the publication, Justas Bieksa ran a business of lethal drugs in the dark network, including carfentanil and furanyl, in exchange for payments in Bitcoin (BTC) and was sentenced to nine years in prison.
Bieksa (24) comes from Tresham Green, Northampton, was sentenced in Derby Crown Court after pleading guilty to supplying and importing class A and B drugs.
Jim Cook, principal investigating officer of NCA said:
“Fentanyl and its analogues, which Bieksa was selling, are extremely dangerous. Even a small amount could kill a user … Fentanyl is not only potentially lethal to those who take it, but these medications represent a serious danger to all those who come into contact with them, whether they are the first responders, such as the police and medical personnel, or in this case postal personnel.”
Suspect and arrest
According to the source, Bieksa appeared in the sights of the National Crime Agency (NCA) in July 2017 after creating an account in a dark web forum.
After a long investigation, Bieksa was arrested at his home in September 2019, and police officers seized two laptops with active orders, one of which was encrypted, drug testing equipment and packages, stand out in the published.
The results of the forensic analysis of Bieksa’s laptop yielded the discovery of a history of synthetic drug orders from China for subsequent supply to others, as detailed.
Jim Cook added:
“Bieksa knew that these drugs were life-threatening, but he continued to import and sell them, using whatever means he could, for his own financial benefit.”
In turn, Cook highlighted the work done: “The NCA continues to work with law enforcement partners, using all the tools at our collective disposal to address this global threat.”
According to the investigations, the man ran a dark web business where he sold the lethal fentanyl drug to customers throughout the United Kingdom and around the world.
Bieksa sold fentanyl, being up to 100 times stronger than morphine, and its analogs carfentanil and furanyl, which are around 10,000 times stronger, detailed in the report.
The defendant also sold ethylhexedrona crystals, a class B medication commonly known as Hexen.
Bieksa worked under the trade name UKchemSale, and users, who were offered the next day delivery, paid for the drugs using the bitcoin digital currency.