San Jose pair apprehended for allegedly peddling drugs on the dark web


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Two San Jose men, aged 36, have been arrested for allegedly selling drugs on the dark web after a lengthy investigation by authorities. The probe began on Nov. 27, 2023, when officers stopped one of the men near Alum Rock Avenue and South White Road and discovered firearms and illegal narcotics in his vehicle.

Further investigation revealed that the suspect was shipping drugs through the U.S. Postal Service and selling them on the dark web, accepting only cryptocurrency as payment. A second suspect was also identified in connection with the case.

The arrests were made on March 22, and searches of their homes uncovered a significant amount of illegal substances including cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, psilocybin, MDMA, morphine, Xanax, and Cialis. Additionally, detectives seized around $6,000 in cash, ammunition, and three semi-automatic pistols, one of which had an extended magazine.

Both men have been booked into Santa Clara County jail on charges of trafficking illegal narcotics and possession of illegal firearms. Authorities are urging anyone with information related to this case or similar cases to contact the SJPD Gun and Hazardous Offender Suppression Team or Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

This arrest highlights the ongoing efforts to combat illegal drug trafficking and the use of the dark web for criminal activities in the San Jose area.

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