The 19-year-old drug dealer is to serve two years in prison after a police investigation discovered he has been dealing with ecstasy using Bitcoin. Dylan Bailey from Arbury Road, Nuneaton, UK, used to import ecstasy tablets from abroad, aiming to sell the illegal substances to other individuals. He used Bitcoin to buy the ecstasy from the Dark Web.
The report states that the teenager has had a supplier in the Netherlands, who sent him the drugs, hidden in what was supposed to be a DVD case. However, the package sent by post services had Dylan Bailey’s name and address on it.
An officer at the Royal Mail international logistics center spotted and checked a Netherlands-sent packet that was addressed to Bailey. In it, he found a DVD case with a heat-sealed packaging consisting of 83 pink tablets. They were all embossed with a logo, similar to the one of the Coca-Cola.
The post officer carried out a test that proved the tablets to be ecstasy, reportedly with a street value of up to £5 ($8.00) per piece. Later on, the authorities arrested Bailey at his home.
Police examined several text messages on Bailey’s phone, which proved that he had been selling the drug before.
Police investigations determined that Bailey had also been advertising and offering the product to other people, affirming they would buy “high-strength ‘Super Mario pills.” Some of the clients’ offers reached up to £50 ($69.00) per tablet.