Friday, October 6, 2017

Global 'Darkweb' Fentanyl/Carfentanil operation busted in Kelowna

RCMP in Kelowna have uncovered a sophisticated drug-trafficking ring that depended on the dark web and Bitcoin to traffic fentanyl and carfentanil around the world. A 35-year-old man and a 28-year-old woman were arrested after a year-long investigation. Kelowna RCMP worked with authorities from across Canada, the U.S. and Australia on the investigation, dubbed "Project E-Neophile." Upwards of 25 packages suspected of containing fentanyl or carfentanil, destined for Canadian, American, European and Australian cities, were intercepted.
Police also seized two guns, $68,000 US in the digital currency Bitcoin, 120 grams of fentanyl and carfentanil and more than three kilograms of unknown cutting agents.