The Swedish authorities have recently busted a drug trafficking operation run by two people on the dark net. Known as Erkran on the deep web and forums, the person had gained notoriety of being the largest drug dealer in Sweden.
According to reports, the law enforcement authorities were alerted by Swedish Customs department after they found packages containing contraband in mail packages. Upon discovery of these packages, the law enforcement authorities started monitoring all mail packages entering the country to discover that most of them are addressed to non-existent companies all over Gothenburg.
After further investigation and analysis of the addresses, the police zeroed in on the most frequently used address and started monitoring the mailbox. The surveillance finally paid off after a 42-year-old man showed up at the mailbox to empty the content. Law enforcement personnel immediately arrested him.
The police report states that during the time of his arrest, Erkran carried over $18,000 in cash and a handgun. Erkran’s arrest was followed by detention of another 25-year-old, who was also part of Erkran’s operations. Erkran is said to have dispatched over 3200 packages containing drugs to buyers on the dark net in exchange for bitcoin. Most of the deep web transactions are done using bitcoin due to its ease of use and a certain degree of anonymity associated with it.
The law enforcement authorities have also unearthed more drugs, packaging machinery and materials along with an automatic weapon after raiding a factory suspected to be the base of operation of Erkran.
Erkran is believed to have handled over 6200 deep web drug sales and he is also suspected to be behind one of the largest drug caches recently discovered by students in a forest.
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