US citizen charged for selling narcotics on the dark web in exchange for bitcoin.

California-based Joanna De Alba has been indicted for allegedly selling illegal substances on the dark web. She has been arraigned in federal court in Brooklyn, New York.

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According to the report by the Department of Justice US, Joanna De Alba of Tijuana has been accused of selling heroin and methamphetamine from the dark web in exchange for bitcoin. He has been charged with conspiring to distribute and possess illegal substances with the intent to distribute.  

 

Joanna offered free shipping of illegal drugs to US customers.

Joanna De Alba was detained on October 24th, 2019, at the US-Mexico border while attempting to enter the United States. United States Attorney, Donoghue said that due to the outstanding work by the office’s prosecutors and DEA agents, Joanna will be held accountable for her charged criminal acts. She sold illegal substances on the Dark Web marketplace Wall Street Market from June 2018 to May 2019 in exchange for bitcoin.

 

DEA intercepted five packages containing meth pills and fentanyl.

Fentanyl is considered to be the most dangerous form of opium out there, and its unregulated usage is on the increase in the United States. The law enforcement agents intercepted five packages containing methamphetamine pills and fentanyl that were shipped from the Netherlands, and Canada addressed to Joanna’s deceased husband at an apartment in South California. An undercover DEA agent trapped Joanna by placing an order on the Dark Web with her that they received. The agent had purchased 30 grams of heroin and 10 grams of methamphetamine for around $2,000.

If convicted of all counts, Joanna might face minimum imprisonment of five to ten years and a maximum of 100 years. 

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