The ringleader in a multi-million euro online drug trafficking ring was sentenced on Thursday to 13 years in prison for a number of aggravated drugs offences.
The man had started selling narcotics over the dark web site Silk Road, in 2014. His main accomplice was sentenced to six years and six months in prison for a number of drug offences.
Several other people involved in the selling and distribution of the drugs also received prison sentences and fines. A total of around twenty people were suspects in the case. The suspects had bought drugs from abroad, and cultivated cannabis at an industrial facility in Porvoo. At most, up to 100,000 euros’ worth of drugs had been purchased at a time.
In the summer of 2020, Finnish Customs seized nearly 19,000 ecstasy tablets and other drugs in connection with the case. According to Customs estimates, the total street value of the seized drugs is approximately 400,000 ($470,000) euros.
Police launched thousands of criminal investigations into suspected narcotics offences committed over the drug-selling dark web site Silk Road, which officials seized in 2019.