Two men in Ireland, one a bitcoin trader, pled guilty to selling drugs on the darknet to customers worldwide, according to The Irish Examiner. The bitcoin trader posted drug orders to different countries after trading bitcoin. He admitted to selling drugs on Silk Road and Agora.
Police charged Richard O’Connor and Neil Mannion, both 34 years old and from Dublin, with possessing drugs valued at €143,000 following a police raid at a south Dublin business premise in October of 2014. Comparing the enterprise to Amazon or eBay, Detective Sergeant Brian Roberts said the darknet is a phenomenon that is the modern era of drug dealing and is growing.
The pair pled guilty to possession of cannabis resin, amphetamine and LSD with intent to supply or sell at Bank House Business Centre on Nov. 5, 2014. Neither has prior convictions.
Mannion established the online drug business while O’Connor received €600 weekly to post packages sent to customers in the U.S., Argentina, Japan and the Czech Republic, police told the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court.
Court To Reconvene Monday
Judge Martin Nolan said he would address the case on Monday at 2 p.m. after he thinks about it. He remanded the pair