Three men residing in Leeds of England has been sentenced to more than 10 years of imprisonment for running a huge drug trafficking operation on the dark web. The accused were Jake Levene (23 years old), Mandy Lowther (22 years old) and Lee Childs (45 years old). The former two accused were sentenced to 16 years and six months of imprisonment. While the later accused was sentenced to 10 years and six months of imprisonment. All of the convicts were accused of mass distribution of potentially lethal substances like the fentanyl and carfentanyl drugs through the dark web to a total of 443 customers all over the world. Other than that they used to manufacture certain lethal drugs that proved to be 3000 times more lethal than heroin.
As per the U.K. National Crime Agency (NCA), the accused trio used to run their criminal activities under the username ‘UKBargins”. The convicts have sold one of the strongest drugs in the world, fentanyl. According to the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the drug fentanyl is considered to be at minimum 25 times stronger than heroin and 50 times stronger than morphine. The trio also sold carfentanyl drugs which again is at least 3000 times stronger than heroin.
The trio used to mix and package the drugs in their unit located in Peel Street in Morley, Leeds. And from the unit all the packaged drugs are distributed all throughout the world. During the hearing held in January 2018, it was concluded that the accused had clients in Singapore, Australia, Argentina and Canada other than England and Europe. In five months of their drug business through the dark web, they have enjoyed a profit of around £163,474 from selling more than 2800 packages to their customers. After their arrest, 635 grams of the carfentanyl drug were found at their unit.