|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||April 24, 2014|
Dutch Man To Plead Guilty To Selling Illegal Drugs For
Bitcoins Worth Millions On Shuttered Silk Road Website
CHICAGO — A Dutch man who allegedly used the shuttered Silk Road underground website to sell illegal drugs for bitcoins worth millions of dollars has agreed to plead guilty to a federal drug conspiracy charge filed against him today. The defendant, CORNELIS JAN SLOMP, through his attorney, authorized the government to disclose that he will plead guilty to conspiracy to import and distribute various controlled substances when he is arraigned on the charge that was brought in a criminal information filed in U.S. District Court.
Slomp, also known as “SuperTrips,” 22, of Woerden, the Netherlands, was charged following an undercover investigation led by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
He was charged with distributing worldwide approximately 104 kilograms of powder 3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine, also…
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