US busts online drugs ring Farmer’s Market

first_img Tweet 14 Views   no discussions HealthInternationalLifestylePrint US busts online drugs ring Farmer’s Market by: – April 17, 2012 Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img Share Share The secret ring supplied drugs to clients in 35 countries around the world, the US saidThe US authorities say they have busted a secret internet drugs market, where people around the world could buy LSD, ecstasy and other illegal substances.The ring – The Farmer’s Market – is said to have operated through a computer network which allows users to communicate anonymously.At least eight people have been held in the US, the Netherlands and Colombia.They have been charged with drug trafficking and money laundering and will face trial in the US.‘Clear message’The arrests were the culmination of the two-year Operation Adam Bomb, officials from the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced late on Monday.The sophisticated ring had tried to hide its activities “through the use of advanced anonymising online technology,” said Briane Grey, the DEA’s acting special agent in charge.He added that the arrests “should send a clear message to organisations that are using technology to conduct criminal activity that the DEA and our law enforcement partners will track them down and bring them to justice”.The US authorities have identified Marc Willems, 42, as the “lead defendant”, who is believed to have created and run the network. He has been arrested at his home in the Netherlands.It is alleged that more than $1m (£630,000) worth of drugs sales were processed through the sophisticated ring which used the TOR computer network between 2007-09.The Farmer’s Market reportedly provided order forms, customer service and accepted payments through PayPal, Western Union and other means.It had customers in every US state as well as in 34 countries around the world.BBC Newslast_img read more

Pep Guardiola’s Mother Dies after Contracting Covid-19

first_imgLast month, Guardiola donated1m euros (£920,000) to help fight the outbreak.The money will be used to purchase medical equipment and protective material for staff involved in treating those admitted to hospital.Barcelona is in Catalonia, which is one of the areas in Spain with the most concentrated number of cases.Manchester United posted on social media to say the club was “saddened to hear this terrible news”, adding: “We send our heartfelt condolences to Pep and his family.”Spaniard Guardiola, 49, has been in charge of Manchester City since July 2016 after spells as manager of Barcelona and Bayern Munich.La Liga side Barcelona posted on Twitter: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolors Sala during this difficult time, and we would like to express our most heartfelt condolences, especially to Pep Guardiola, his family and his friends.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola’s mother, Dolors Sala Carrio, has died aged 82 years in Barcelona after contracting coronavirus (COVID-19).“Everyone associated with the club sends their most heartfelt sympathy at this most distressing time to Pep, his family and all their friends,” said Manchester City on social media.Monday’s increase of 637 coronavirus deathsmeans 13,055 have died in Spain.last_img read more