The alleged traffickers involved in the “Chemical revolution”, Germany’s largest drug market, is judged today.
The large number of defendants in the case meant this initially The process takes place in a conference room in Gießenin central Germany with sufficient capacity to accommodate the procedures.
Although seven defendants are on trial today, a total of 11 people were arrested in June 2019 for this case.
You have been accused sell large quantities of drugs -including MDMA, amphetamine, heroin, cocaine and cannabis to consumers in exchange for Bitcoin (BTC).
The Frankfurt prosecutor alleged that between September 2017 and September 2017, the eleven defendants traded more than 130 kilos of amphetamines, 42 kilos of cannabis, 17 kilos of crystalline ecstasy, 6 kilos of cocaine and kilos of heroin in February 2019.
His earnings are said to have exceeded one million euros ($ 1.2 million) in what is believed to be the country’s largest internet drug trafficking.
A complex and illegal network of operations
The months of investigations that culminated in the closure of the website they operated, the drug seizure and arrests last June began in early 2018.
The German police infiltrated the complex supply chain network and the administrative structures behind the site through undercover agents and counterfeit drug purchases and internal whistleblowers.
The main culprit in the case of “Chemical revolution” He is a 26-year-old German citizen who lives in Mallorca.
The defendants were involved in web operations through “different points in the supply chain,” prosecutors say Platform administrators to couriers and sales staff.
A study published by the Federal Police on online drug trafficking in September 2019, indicated a 27.5% increase in drug-related crime in 2018 compared to the previous year, says the German news agency Deutsche Welle.
Anonymity, encryption software and support for Bitcoin purchases have reportedly made it easier to operate the website online.
Earlier reporting on the case showed that Chemical revolution traffickers also made sales through the Wall Street Market – the second largest dark web market in the world, which was also closed by the German police last spring.
Total cryptocurrency sales via the Darknet reached a new record in 2019According to a study published by the blockchain analytics company in January of this year, it exceeds $ 600 million for the first time. Chain analysis.