The General Public Prosecutor’s Office of Koblenz formally charged several individuals for distributing 5,300 grams of amphetamine. Three Bavarian citizens were indicted for jointly distributing “massive” quantities of amphetamines via the darknet.
Charges were filed by the Rheinland-Pfalz (Rhineland-Palatinate) Ministry of Justice where the suspects were to face charges. This changed once investigators discovered that the men shipped packages to the capital city, Mainz. No longer is the issue a regional issue, said a spokesperson for the General Prosecutor’s Office.
According to the Rheinland-Palatinate Ministry of Justice, two of the three individuals were major distributors. Those two, a 31-year-old and a 54-year-old, were considered the primary suspects in the case. The Rhineland-Palatinate LKA, in a joint investigation with the Customs Office and several other agencies, conducted the investigation.
Both men were indicted for selling cannabis, amphetamine, heroin, cocaine methamphetamine, and ecstasy. All were sold through a German-language “Darknet Market Forum.” Anonymous orders were placed via Bitmessage. Payments were made with bitcoin and the same-day-delivery was done by mail, the prosecutors told the Federal Cybercrime Center (LZC).
Prosecutors explained to the federal courts that, in total, the two men sold