- Category: News
- Created on Tuesday, 17 April 2012 10:33
- Written by Amsterdam Herald
Police in Columbia and the United States have detained another seven suspects in an ongoing operation known as Operation Adam Bomb.
The detainees are alleged to have been involved in a group selling drugs such as ecstasy and LSD online, initially through a website called Adamflowers.
Between 2007 and 2009 the Adamflowers dealers are said to have processed more than 5,000 orders worth over $1 million in total.
American justice officials say the group are part of a wider drug-trafficking supply chain known as The Farmer’s Market. Members use anonymous computer networks and the online payment service PayPal to cover their tracks.
The Drugs Enforcement Agency said it was the first time a network operating in this manner has been shut down.
The US has requested the extradition of the Dutch suspect and the man arrested in Columbia, who is an American citizen.
All eight are suspected of drug trafficking and money laundering. If convicted they face sentences of life imprisonment.