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A former KFC employee built an empire of drugs that were sold in cryptocurrencies. Today he lost everything

June 9, 2020

The Leicester Crown Court ordered the confiscation of more than £ 1.8 million ($ 2.29 million) on June 8 a person from the UK who ran a billion dollar drug empire on Bitcoin from the attic of his house.

According to Harborough Mail, Paul Johnson, 32, a former KFC employee, ran a black market from home in Leicestershire. Johnson too He was sentenced to eight years in prison in February.

A fake tea sale

Degree in business administration, Johnson poses as a tea trader to cover their international drug trafficking.

A former KFC employee built an empire of drugs that were sold in cryptocurrencies. Today he lost everythingA former KFC employee built an empire of drugs that were sold in cryptocurrencies. Today he lost everything

The authorities have described this in detail Johnson imported and sold more than 180 kilos of heroin, cocaine, LSD, cannabis and ketamine. All in-store purchases They were made in Bitcoin (BTC).

Local media quoted judge Martin Hurst who said that The drug dealer generated total income of approximately £ 2,183,304 ($ 2.77 million). although they only managed to seize £ 1,837,601 ($ 2.29 million).

The state must confiscate the sum in three months and other assets, including a Range Rover, worth $ 25,454 and a Nissan Juke, worth $ 38,560, that will be for sale.

Drugs found on Johnson’s property

The Former KFC Worker Accused of Having Class A and B Drugs Possessed to improperly import goods into the United Kingdom and to deliver Class A medicines five cases of money laundering.

Johnson’s ex-wife Lia Taylor-Walton She was sentenced to two years in prison for complicity in the business virtual drug. She was also accused of having acquired assets illegal money.

The authorities seized drugs on Johnson’s property, including MDMA, LSD, heroin and ketamine pills and utensils.

Cointelegraph reported on May 19 about a study by Crystal Blockchain Analytics that found this The total value of Bitcoin transferred to the Darknet rose 65% in the first quarter of 2020 despite a decline in transactions over the same period in 2019.