Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Two Men Convicted in International Internet Drug Ring

An AP newswire article, via The Globe and Mail, reports that:

A U.S. federal jury on Monday convicted two men who allegedly used the Internet to illegally peddle drugs worldwide to tens of thousands of people.

The jury deliberated a day following a seven-week trial before convicting Akhil Bansal and Fred Mullinix on all counts.

Prosecutors said that Bansal, a Temple University graduate student, and his physician father, Brij Bhushan Bansal, currently in custody in India, headed the network.

Orders were filled for-millions of pills placed by more than 4,500 buyers through at least 20 websites, one of which was operated by Mullinix, officials said.

More here.


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