Australian Vendor "Underline Cost" Jailed
Booker, Gold and Suri-Tucker
Thomas James Booker, 28, a former South Australia Police(SAPOL) cop, and 25-year-old Ryan Jordan Suri-Tucker, were sentenced to prison for their roles in the distribution of large quantities of LSD, cocaine, cannabis, steroids, and other drugs through the "Underline Cost" vendor profile on dark web marketplaces such as the now-defunct Darkode.
The two men and Booker's girlfriend, 33-year-old Erin Gold, were arrested in November 2021 following an investigation by SAPOL's Financial and Cybercrime Investigation Branch and Australian Federal Police investigators.
Investigations into the trio's drug trafficking operation began as a result of the interception of an incoming package that carried over 8,000 LSD tablets. The package reportedly led the investigators to a mailbox. Surveillance revealed that Booker had been dropping drug packages at the mailbox.
Searches carried out at three properties associated with the trio resulted in the seizure of over $670,500 in cash and more than $469, 000 in cryptocurrency, the largest crypto seizure by SAPOL.
The seized cannabis
The investigators also seized undisclosed quantities of cocaine, LSD, cannabis, and steroids believed to be worth approximately $100,000.
The seized steroids
Two residential properties and a sports motorcycle, valued at a total of $851,600 were also seized.
Booker pleaded guilty to more than 50 counts of drug trafficking and money laundering in July 2022. He admitted he was the one behind the prolific drug trafficking operation. He claimed the loss of his job during the COVID quarantine, the increase in demand for drugs during the quarantine, and his $6,700 a-week cocaine addiction made it impossible for him to end the operation.
Suri-Tucker pleaded guilty and disclosed that Brooker paid him $3,300 a month to store drugs in his grandparents' house in Adelaide. He also helped in the packaging and mailing of drug packages to their buyers.
Judge Geraldine Davison sentenced Brooker to 21 years in prison. He will be eligible for parole in 2037.
Suri-Tucker was sentenced to five years and ten months and will be eligible for parole after serving two years and six months of the sentence.
The sodomites used to refer to puberty blockers as chemical castration. Now they want to chemically castrate your kids.
> Investigations into the trio's drug trafficking operation began as a result of the interception of an incoming package that carried over 8,000 LSD tablets. The package reportedly led the investigators to a mailbox. Surveillance revealed that Booker had been dropping drug packages at the mailbox. How, exactly?
They probably sat outside surveilling the mailbox and watched for who used it. Lo and behold, someone is using it to mail drug packs. The same kind of drug packs that are also being sent to this mailbox.
"His $6,700 a-week cocaine addiction made it impossible for him to end the operation" What's a kilo 90k in aussie what an idiot .
must've been dogshit coke if he's going through an oz a week
And I thought I had a costly habit ... Ain't nothing like oz 6700 a week
meth is much better
how come anabolic steroids are illegal but puberty blocker is not. whats wrong with these ppl, yes we know why