The fall of the Silk Road marketplace continues to reverberate around the world, this week leading to a number of university students going to jail for many years. The young men have been found guilty of selling party drugs and tranquilizers online for bitcoin.
Breaking Bad Gang
A group of University of Manchester students, nicknamed the ‘Breaking Bad Gang’ by the British press, have been convicted of dealing drugs on the dark web market Silk Road for bitcoin. On Wednesday they were sentenced to long prison terms by the Manchester Crown Court.
The group has been found guilty of trafficking illicit drugs to clients all over the world, including Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand, as well as in their home town of Manchester. The UK authorities have reportedly been alerted to their operations after the Silk Road marketplace was taken over by US investigators.
The so-called university gang included pharmacology, computer science, petrochemical engineering, geology and marketing students. They were found to be selling ecstasy, LSD, 2C-B and ketamine, worth over a million dollars in total from May 2011 to October 2013…