A number of University students have been punished with imprisonment for several years as they were found guilty of selling drugs and sedatives in exchange of Bitcoin.
Breaking Bad Gang
The group of students from University of Manchester, called the ‘Breaking Bad’ gang by British Press, have been imprisoned for several years. They have been selling drugs on the web in exchange of Bitcoins and the Manchester Crown Court has stated it’s final verdict of imprisonment, this Wednesday.
This gang of University students had been dealing with drugs all over the globe via internet. Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand are the major client sites of the group. The officials were informed about their illegality after the US took over the Silk Road Marketplace.
Students from various streams such as pharmacology, Computer science, geology, marketing and petrochemical engineering were the members of the gang. They sold a number of drugs which included LSD, 2C-B, ekta mine, ecstasy, ekta mine from 2011-2013, which valued for about one million dollars. This is considered to be a “drug dealing factory” and as per the reports by the media, the group failed to keep their money hidden and used them as proceeds which helped the officials trace them.
Judge Michael Leeming said to the students, “To all intents and purposes, you operated a one-stop shop, cutting out the middle man. The use of the dark web is an aggravating feature, not a mitigating one. That should be made clear. You all knew the score and the scale of what was going on. As intelligent young men you will all each appreciate that that misery is caused and certainly contributed to by people like you”.
This incident and the prolonged punishment should stand as a validation for all those criminal minds, that legal justice will be recovered.