A website claiming to sell 99.8% pure crystal meth and deliver it “safely and discreetly” within 36 hours is under investigation by NSW Police.
The website, which Daily Mail Australia chose not to name, is just one of many services readily available online claiming to ship illegal drugs hassle-free.
Another store, operating from Afghanistan, offers powdered methamphetamine and ecstasy pills – immaculately packaged and available for next-day delivery with one click.
Website claiming to sell 99.8% pure crystal meth and deliver it ‘safely and discreetly’ within 36 hours (pictured) under investigation by NSW Police
The website is just one of many readily available online services that claim to ship illegal drugs hassle-free (pictured is crystal meth, known as ice in Australia)
A number of other easily accessible websites online claim to sell meth at a low price, with international shipping and impeccable packaging.
An NSW Police spokesperson confirmed they had a “number of strategies in place” to target crime, but declined to discuss them for “operational reasons.”
“The NSW Police Force is aware that this website and others may be used to facilitate criminal activity, including the supply and purchase of illicit drugs,” the spokesperson said in a statement.
Further research online finds a number of “legitimate” online pharmacies providing herbal substitutes or similar compounds for methamphetamine with no illegal status.
A pharmacy claims to sell methiopropamine, a synthetic chemical substitute for methamphetamine that mimics its effect but is considered a “legal effect.”
Labor MP Guy Zangari, shadow Minister of Justice and Police, said the site was “appalling” and of “real concern to the community”.
It’s the most heinous thing that happens onlineâ¦ where someone can jump on it, order whatever drug they want and have it delivered, âhe told Daily Mail Australia.
âThis is just not the way web services should be used. It is detrimental to our society and it is certainly detrimental to the health and well-being of our people.
NSW Police have confirmed they are aware of the website and a number of others “possibly used to facilitate criminal activity, including the supply and purchase of illicit drugs”
Reviews left online on some websites, often referred to as “online pharmacies”, reveal that customers rate the purity of drugs purchased
Australia remains a major market for illicit drugs on the dark web despite the FBI’s aggressive decision to shut down Silk Road and its American mastermind’s life sentence.
Australia has the third highest number of drug sellers in secret crypto markets, just behind the US and UK and ahead of Germany and the Netherlands.
âCryptomarkets work essentially the same as online e-commerce platforms, such as Amazon, but they require encryption software to access and pay in bitcoin,â said Stijn Hoorens, research manager at RAND Europe. and one of the authors of the report.
The study found that since Silk Road closed in 2013, online transactions for cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, cannabis, ecstasy and other drugs in new dark web markets have tripled. and income has doubled.
Illicit drugs sold on cryptomarkets were dominated by cannabis (37%), stimulants such as cocaine and amphetamines (29%) and ecstasy-type drugs (19%).
American Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht, 32, nicknamed Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced by a New York court to life in prison last year.
New South Wales opposition MP Kate Washington told the ABC she was bothered by the latest website, which offers ice cream across the country.
âI just can’t believe that selling ice cream can be done online,â Ms. Washington said.
“I hope our police will deal with this so quickly once it reaches their attention.”
Australia has the third highest number of vendors selling drugs on secret cryptomarkets – which operate using encryption software to ensure anonymity