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Crypto Crime: Man Sentenced 5 Years in Prison For Buying a Gun with Cryptocurrency

Recently, US Border agents have identified ’48 years-old man, David Mitchell who bought a gun online in the US using cryptocurrency worth more than £2,000. Mitchell had ordered a package of a Glock 9mm gun with magazine, silencer and 150 rounds of 9mm ammunition.

Court convicts actions as unlawful

He was first arrested on September 19, 2018, by the Organized Crime Partnership (OCP) (Scotland) which came into existence on September 01, 2018. The body was initiated to combat organized crime with the collaboration of Scotland Police and the National Crime Agency. David’s arrest is the first case OCP since they started as a joint task force.

  • At first, he ordered the packed using cryptocurrency
  • Task force secretly scrutinized him, seized the package he ordered and sent a dummy package (known as placebo) instead.
  • Later, the man caught ‘making arrested for using dark web’ and questioned over the transaction


On Monday, January 13, 2019, the Mitchell was presented before Judge Lord…

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2019-01-14 15:52:15

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