Despite recent allegations that the Bitcoin losing its popularity as a means of payment for illegal transactions on the darknet, studies show that many users still use it. And this case is proof of that: the cadets of the U.S. Navy bought drugs on the darknet using bitcoins, and after distributing them among fellow students.
Investigators of the US Navy discovered the alleged network of drug trafficking in the Military-the U.S. naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. In the distribution of drugs was involved from ten to two dozen suspects. The three cadets charged with purchase of cocaine, ketamine and LSD on the darknet using bitcoins and the subsequent selling drugs to his classmates. The investigation reportedly began almost three months ago after a Midshipman reported to the authorities about drug trafficking at the base.
“The naval Academy and the criminal investigations, the Navy recently conducted at the request of the command investigation in Annapolis after receiving the message from the cadet on the illegal distribution of drugs on the base. The investigation is still underway. We continue to work with criminal investigations, the Navy according to the arrived statement. Navy uncompromising against drug abuse and treat received allegations of misconduct very seriously,” said officer David McKinley, a spokesman of the Academy.”
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