A US citizen is accused of trading drugs for Bitcoin!

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Joanna De Alba who was born in Mexico underwent a trial in Brooklyn court over the charges of drug possession and its unlawful trade.

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US Department of Justice (DOJ) stated that she distributed drugs such as Heroine using the gloomy parts of the web which kept her buyers and her identity secured. Lawyer Richard P. Donoghue of the DOJ also said that she could face some serious consequences over her wrongdoings.

Joanna used to trade these addictive substances through a Dark Web platform called Wall Street Market. This case is termed as “RaptureReloaded” where the accused Joanna sold drugs in return for bitcoin through means of encoded emails. She also promoted numerous levels of her deals to keep them secure. These deal levels included Basic Stealth, Better Stealth and Super Stealth 360.

At the start of 2019, the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) carried out a secret mission where they bought drugs worth $2000 in Bitcoin from her. The Agency was also successful in blocking 5 drug packages that were heading to Canada and the Netherlands.

The DOJ has also accused De Alba of using her husband’s recognition and debit cards to carry out transactions after he expired in 2018.

A representative of the DEA Ray Donovan pointed out that drug merchants mainly use the dark web to keep their identity secure but now the law implementing agencies can stalk the activities of such merchants anywhere they are.

If Joanna De Alba is declared guilty then she could serve up to 100 years in custody.