This is the first time that Canadian law forces have managed to arrest cryptocurrency on such a scale: in terms of the amount seized, drug dealer Matthew PHAN may outperform another notorious criminal, Gal VALLERIUS, also known as Oxymonster.
Phan pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charges. However, he had previously claimed that not all cryptocurrency was used for criminal purposes. Nevertheless, the court ordered the confiscation of an amount of 281.41 BTC (total amount of cryptocurrency found on the computer of the accused) and stated that there was ‘overwhelming evidence’ that Phan was selling illegal drugs en masse. The arrested amount of crypto is equivalent to 1.9 mln of US dollars.
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