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US Authorities Reveal Bitcoin Black Market Sting Operation


A 19-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with smuggling and possessing a deadly toxin. Authorities say he sold the illegal substance abrin (known as ‘the most poisonous plant in the world’) to law enforcement agents for bitcoin through Black Market Reloaded.

Investigators allege that LaBelle, Florida, resident Jesse William Koff had been stockpiling and selling abrin, a natural poison produced by plant seeds, since November 2013.

After months of planning, an undercover agent in New Jersey made the arrest on 18th January, The Associated Press reports.

Notably, subsequent reports detailed step-by-step, how authorities ensnared the website user. Furthermore, this news comes just days

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