After years of investigation, feds bust one of AlphaBay’s largest drug rings

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Six Southern Californians have been arrested for being involved in one of the largest drug rings on the now-shuttered Silk Road and AlphaBay. Prosecutors accuse them of selling over $7 million worth of narcotics on the two notorious underground websites.

According to a newly-issued criminal complaint, which was filed in federal court in Fresno, California, last Thursday, five men and one woman were connected to the AlphaBay account operating under the name “HumboldtFarms.” Previously, one of the alleged male conspirators had apparently operated under “PureFireMeds” account on Silk Road before that site was seized and closed down by law enforcement in October 2013.

On AlphaBay, which was taken down by federal investigators in July 2017, HumboldtFarms became “one of the largest vendors,” authorities said in a statement.

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