Jordan Richards-Chiverton (22), a Cheltenham university student, imported £500 worth of cocaine from a dark net vendor located in Costa Rica, which resulted in 2 years of jail sentence given by Gloucester Crown Court. According to official documents, the man made the dark web deal on August/September 2014.
However, the package raised the postal workers’ suspicion in Coventry, which was followed by the local police catching the parcel. When Richards-Chiverton went to the postal office to collect his package, the law enforcement authorities have busted him on September 9, 2014.
The man confessed “attempting to evade the prohibition on the importation of cocaine” and was sentenced by Recorder Paul Grumbar.
According to Grumbar, there were no evidence that Richards-Chiverton was dealing with drugs. He also made this statement:
“I cannot put out of my mind the fact that there is evidence as to how you got started with all this. It seems to be that despite all the evidence your counsel has drawn to my attention that you were a hard working, studious and promising young man that essentially you gave into greed and thought this was an easy way of making money.”
Ekwall Singh-Tiwana, from defense, tried to convince the court