Published On: Thu, Sep 28th, 2017

Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested on His Way to International Beard Competition in a US

The US authorities have arrested a suspected dim web drug dealer, Gal Vallerius, who was roving from France to a US to contest in the World Beard and Moustache Championship in Austin, Texas.

Vallerius has been identified as “OxyMonster,” who is a businessman and administrator on Dream Market, where consumers use cryptocurrency to buy and sell unlawful drugs and tawdry passports. After a multi-agency investigation, 38-year-old Vallerius was arrested on Aug 31 during a Atlanta International Airport. According to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), OxyMonster was a comparison moderator, director and a businessman on a subterraneous online market.

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Reports advise that a review officials reliable his login sum and his online temperament on Dream Market after they searched his laptop. “A limit hunt of his laptop on his attainment during Atlanta International Airport reliable his temperament as ‘OxyMonster,’” a DEA confirmation reads. They also found $500,000 value of bitcoin and a PGP encryption pivotal patrician OxyMonster.

“Get drugs from France to anywhere in Europe and a US,” dim web seller promised

Vallerius is now been charged for “supporting daily unlawful exchange between buyers and vendors such as a trafficking in narcotics and laundering in a deduction of their activities regulating bitcoin.”

“Dream Market provides an infrastructure that allows buyers and sellers to control exchange online, in a demeanour identical to obvious online marketplaces such as eBay.

“The Dream Market web site is privately designed to promote bootleg commerce by operative to safeguard a anonymity of a administrators, as good as a buyers and sellers who attend in commerce on a web site.” Affidavit

The review officials also lay that a think distributed drugs, including cocaine, fentanyl, methamphetamine, LSD and oxycodone, between May 2015 and Aug 2017. OxyMonster had been promotion and offered drugs out of France, earnest to broach drugs to business in Europe and a United States. He now faces a new swindling complaint that carries adult to life in sovereign prison, according to a Miami Herald.

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Instagram and bitcoin – how feds took OxyMonster down

 

Federal agents detected a genuine temperament behind OxyMonster after joining his form to his Bitcoin residence that was tranquil by Vallerius. Going by his amicable media accounts, including Instagram and Twitter, they compared a essay character of Vallerius and OxyMonster on a Dream Market, finding “many similarities in a use of difference and punctuation.”

DEA pronounced that a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and a United States Postal investigation Service (USPIS) worked on a box to move down OxyMonster, a biggest of over half a dozen dim web targets charged in South Florida over a past year. This was a initial time Vallerius was roving to a United States.

The US and a general authorities have been enormous down on some of a vital dim web marketplaces and sellers, formerly carrying taken down AlphaBay, Hansa and HumboldtFarms earlier this year.

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