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Australian Darknet Dealer from Darwin Pleads Guilty to $250,000 MDMA Import Racket

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A YOUNG Darwin man who trafficked more than $250,000 worth of ecstasy from overseas via the dark web will spend Christmas behind bars after his bail was revoked.

Declan Athol Reid, 23, pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court on Friday to a string of charges including importing a commercial quantity of MDMA from oversease , supplying a commercial quantity of a schedule one drug and dealing in identification information.

In april cops were alerted to the fact that drugs were being sent though the postal system when three parcels containing 80g of crystal MDMA were found at a Darwin post office.

The Northern Territory Joint Organised Crime Taskforce, comprised of the Australian Federal Police, Australian Border Force, NT Police, the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission and Department of Home Affairs, began the investigation into the network after detecting a number of drug importations destined for parcel lockers in Darwin.

On April 22 police arrested Reid who allegedly arrived to collect the drugs.

Police also seized 131g of MDMA, prescription medication and six LSD tabs from the man’s house during a raid.

Several electronic items were seized and this evidence was sent to further forensic testing.

He faces maximum sentence of 10 years behind bars.

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