39 Arrested in Italy for Selling Drugs on the Darkweb
The Carabinieri (of the Health Protection Command) arrested 39 suspects accused of engaging in the trafficking of a wide variety of drugs through the darkweb.
The suspects were arrested as a result of investigations coordinated by the Rome Public Prosecutor’s Office. The investigations targeted people suspected of importing or trafficking a wide variety of drugs including large quantities of GHB, heroin, cannabis, and other drugs via the darkweb.
The operation involved two separate undercover investigations. One of the investigations resulted in the seizure of 42 liters of GHB, 8 grams of heroin, and 115 grams of cannabis. Additionally, law enforcement seized 1.3 kilograms of synthetic drugs, including 116 grams of fentanyl, 1.2 kilograms of cathinone, and flualprazolam.
In later searches, law enforcement seized additional contraband. The searches resulted in the seizure of 6 liters of GHB, approximately 150 grams of synthetic cathinone, and other drugs. The investigators also seized documents that will be used in conducting further investigations.
The investigations resulted in the identification and arrest of a total of 39 suspects. Eleven of the arrested suspects were detained while 28 were released and placed under house arrest.
Seizing 1.2 kilograms of *cathinone* is very unlikely as it is very rare, especially in large amounts. It is an unstable molecule and found most often in the Khat plant, almost never isolated. 1.2 kilograms of a *substituted* cathinone is probably what they seized.
Of course they certainly dont mean cathinone, but (a) cathinone (derivative) .. probably 3MMC, 4MMC or Methylone .. but understanding this as "the" cathinone wouldnt even have occured to me in the first place, nobody isolates this, nobody sells this... borderline nitpicking on chemical nomenclature haha
WTF, besides the 48L GHB this was a micro bust, it's nothing! And 39 persons arrested!?! Go home LE, stop wasting tax money!
In Italy the cops are used to strut in the newspapers even for two grams of weed ...
HODL Monero (XMR) and support the project please!