Biggest Silk Road Drug Dealer Sentenced To 10 Years

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Dutch native Cornelis Jan Slomp, more popularly known by his moniker “SuperTrips” has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for being the biggest and most prolific seller of illegal drugs on Silkroad, an underground black market on the Deep Web.

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Cornelis Jan SlompSlomp, 23, is a software developer who sold MDMA, cocaine, ecstasy, LSD, amphetamine, Benzodiazepine, and marijuana in large quantities on the illegal and extensive online marketplace Silkroad. Slomp’s extensive range of drugs and highest earnings on the Silkroad site has earned him the title “The Pablo Escobar of Silkroad”. In his seller profile for SuperTrips, the 23-year-old boasted that he had “big stockpiles of product, you literally cannot empty me out.”

Slomp allegedly received a total of 385,000 bitcoins—the digital currency used on Silkroad—for his drug transactions. This translates to around $170 million or £111 M, an amount that is higher than any other seller on the Silkroad site.

Using only his laptop, a backpack, and his iPhone, the man behind SuperTrips was able to ship around 14 kilos of MMDA, four kilos of cocaine, 566,000 ecstasy pills, and other drugs to almost every continent via mail. Investigators finally tracked him down after discovering his fingerprints on the DVD cases that he used as drug containers in 2012. In 2013, he was arrested just before he got into his rented Lamborghini after arriving in Miami. He pledged guilty to drug trafficking in 2014, accepting a plea agreement with the hopes of getting a more lenient sentence than the maximum 40 years set by federal guidelines. Last May 2015, Slomp was sentenced to spend 10 years in prison with a recommendation to spend his time in Dutch prison.

Upon testimonial, Slomp claimed that he felt “ashamed and embarrassed” of his online crimes. He said his business pushed him to drug addiction and blamed the anonymity of the Internet for encouraging his illegal acts.

Ross William UlbrichtSilkroad was officially shut down in October 2013 following the arrest of the Silkroad founder, Ross William Ulbricht. Ulbricht was given a life sentence without parole just a day after Slomp.

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