Most Prolific Silk Road Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty In Chicago


The world's most prolific online drug dealer pleaded guilty yesterday in a deal that could see him locked up for 15 years, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Cornelis Jan “SuperTrips” Slomp, a 23-year-old Dutchman arrested in Miami in August, admitted he sold more illegal drugs on the now-shuttered underground website “Silk Road” than anyone else. Despite his youth, Slomp quickly amassed more than $3 million in bitcoins selling MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, LSD and other drugs.

A college graduate and former software engineer, the tattooed Slomp had rented a Lamborghini and was ready to make a splash on South Beach's party scene when he was arrested by the feds at Miami International Airport last year. Prosecutor Andrew Boutros called Slomp's conviction the largest yet in the authorities battle against Silk Road traders. “Mr. Slomp was the world's largest drug dealer on Silk Road,” he told U.S. District Judge Matthew Kennelly. Equipped with only a laptop, an iPhone and a backpack, Slomp shipped 104 kilos of MDMA, 566,000 ecstasy pills and four kilos of cocaine and other drugs through the mail, using the online moniker “SuperTrips.”

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