Two Otago University students (aged 23) have been arrested for importing drugs from dark net markets and selling them on the streets. The police raid was a part of a joint action called Operation Albany, which was conducted at two properties located in the university area of Dunedin on November 16. The two drug-dealing students were granted name suppression by court after being charged with importing and supplying drugs from the dark web.
As part of the raid, at one address the police found around $18,000 in cash, as well as quantities of cocaine, ecstasy, LSD and prescription medicine packaged for sale on the street, Detective Senior Sergeant Malcolm Inglis stated.
”They were all made up in small amounts ready for sale.”
He added that the raid was followed by drug seizures at the border of New Zealand. The two students (at the address where the drugs were found) has been charged with the importing of illegal substances from the dark web, however, the additional charge of selling these drugs is being investigated by the local law enforcement authorities. Detective Inglis made this statement regarding the sale of the drugs:
“Police believed the pair were linked to drug dealing among the student