The Spanish Guardia Civil and also the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, performed one of the largest drug raids in the continent’s background, seizing cryptocurrencies, mainly Bitcoin [BTC], OUNCE [MIOTA], Excellent lumen [XLM] More than EUR 4 500 000 in Bitcoins, IOTA and lumen was confiscated by law enforcement authorities. The group was dispersing synthetic drugs worldwide, referred to as brand-new psychedelic substances (NPS), on the Darknet.
More than 100 various type of NPS were confiscated in two labs in the provinces of Granada and also Valencia in Spain, whose market price would surpass EUR 12 million. Virtually 800 000 dosages of LSD were seized, noting the biggest ever before haul of this kind of substance and by-products in the European Union (EU).
8 individuals were detained by the authorities. The raid was performed by Spanish Guarda Civil as well as Austrian Federal Police together with Europol, the European Union Company for Law Enforcement.
Inning accordance with the records, the material distributed were LSD, artificial marijuana, nootropics, downers, dissociatives, energizers such as amphetamines or cathinone, and also synthetic opiates. The products were delivered to the laboratories in Spain. The raw products were exported to Amsterdam.
The authorities also took $2.7 million in money and also bank accounts, 3 pieces of genuine estate with an appraisal of $1.15 million and ten high-end cars. Based upon the declaration from Europol, the web sites handled by the company achieved excellent reputation.
The major production system of artificial medicines was in Amsterdam. This center acted as a delivery unit to move medications to other two laboratories in Spain (Granada as well as Valencia), which were straight taken care of by the company and where the medicines were packaged and distributed to the last consumer.
The medicine plans and also postals were sent to more than 100 various other nations. The packages were masked as other lawful items, such as additives for cement. Dispersed substances were greater than 100 various kinds of NPS: artificial cannabinoids, downers, dissociatives, energizers such as amphetamines or cathinone, nootropics, psychedelics and also synthetic opiates.
The group ran the dealings through Darknet webpages where accessibility was restricted to previously invited individuals redirected from discussion forums.
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