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Former business student arrested for drug-related criminal activities with help from bitcoin

Former business student arrested for drug-related criminal activities with help from bitcoin
  • Based in Leicestershire Paul Johnson has been arrested for pulling millions in an international drug-selling operation. 
  • In Johnson’s home, the officers found a number of illegal drugs including hundreds of pounds of narcotics.

Based in Leicestershire in England, one resident under the name of Paul Johnson has been arrested for pulling millions in an international drug-selling operation. 

In Johnson’s home, the officers on the scene found a number of illegal drugs including hundreds of pounds of narcotics which were found in LSD, heroin, ketamine, and MDMA tablets. So why are we telling you this?

Well, it turns out that Johnson used bitcoin in order to purchase his stock of illegal goods. As a result of the radio, Johnson had to hand over just under £2 million worth of assets.

The 32-year-old was a business student and used his newly learned financial skills as a way to make it rich in the underground drug world. He set up false addresses in several countries and was found guilty of setting up a complex drug delivery operation that took advantage of local mail and parcel systems. It seems that Johnson was completely caught off guard by the raid as he was actually trading cryptocurrencies as the police came through the door. It is possible that they were tipped off by an anonymous source.

Johnson’s wife, Lia Taylor Walton had seemingly helped him in his criminal actions. It was determined by the police that she benefited from the purchase of properties and cars of Johnson's illegal earnings from his so-called work in the drug world. The head of the Leicestershire police, Paul Wenlock has said the following on the subject:

“The courts agreed that the crimes committed by Paul Johnson meant the couple had both benefited financially. The court has made the confiscation order and if the order is not satisfied, then potentially Paul Johnson will serve a further 10 years in default, and Lia Johnson will serve 2 years in default.”

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