Following the string of recent deepweb vendor arrests, two Brooklyn men have just been indicted in a case involving the selling of cocaine and heroin on the deepweb.
According to the Department of Justice website, 31-year-old Abudullah Almashwali and 24-year-old Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq were arrested on the 2nd of August. They were indicted on the 11th on federal charges of heroin and cocaine distribution, as well as federal conspiracy, says acting United States Attorney Phillip A. Talbert.
Court documents describe Almashwali and Farooq as large-scale cocaine and heroin vendors, acting under the vendor names “Area51” and “DarkApollo.” AlphaBay was the primary market for their sales according to the documents. However, a quick Grams search shows that the men sold on AlphaBay, Dream, and Oasis. When Nucleus and Agora existed, both men sold on those marketplaces as well.
The two AlphaBay accounts had been widely speculated (and here) to be run by the same person based on the nature of the product sold and quality of the product when received. DarkApollo’s account even tells viewers to check out the products on Area51’s