The biggest drug dealer on Silk Road has been sentenced to 10 years in prison

Cornelis Jan Slomp, the Dutchman who became the biggest seller of illegal drugs on the so-called Deep Web marketplace Silk Road, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on Thursday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

Slomp sold MDMA, ecstasy, cocaine, benzodiazepine, amphetamine, LSD, and marijuana in vast quantities on Silk Road, working from his home in Holland and using the account name SuperTrips.

What made Slomp such a big target wasn't the range of drugs he sold (lots of sellers offer a variety of items on the Deep Web, a section of the internet hidden from most web browsers), but the sheer amount he was able to sell.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Slomp boasted on his seller profile on Silk Road that he had "big stockpiles of product, you literally cannot empty me out."

Vocativ called Slomp "the Pablo Escobar of Silk Road" because of his high level of sales....

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