Video: DOJ wants AlpraKing
A vendor called AlpraKing was one of several large volume sellers of fake Xanax pills operating on the dark web between 2014 and 2017.
No one knew who was behind the AlpraKing operation, but that changed when robbers staged a home invasion in Montreal.
For years the identity of the counterfeit Xanax king, AlpraKing has been a mystery.
AlpraKing was one of multiple dark web criminals that set up shop and flooded the world with fake Xanax pills from roughly 2014 to 2017. Others included DrXanax, TheoryofHarmony (TOH), eastcoastbarbarian (ECB), ukbenzos, FastDonut, and litsolutions.
But AlpraKing was big. So big he ran his own dark web market like the infamous Dread Pirate Roberts, who ran Silk Road.
Someone by the name AlpraKing did a reddit Ask Me Anything Q&A in 2017, (Read it on Reddit or on pdf) posting photos to try and prove who he was, and describing how he made over 15 million pills in two years.
And he might have gotten away with it, if it wasn’t for some meddling violent burglars.
The AlpraKing used a distinctive design in photos of his fake Xanax posted on his dark web site. And recently during a home invasion robbery in Montreal, police found a man wearing a necklace with that exact same design.
Now, the U.S. Department of Justice has filed an extradition request to bring a Canadian man in Montreal named Alexandre Beaudry to the US to stand trial as the AlpraKing. They allege he sold controlled substances to hundreds of buyers from 2016 to 2017 and collected 3,000 bitcoins. That’s over sixty-two million dollars at today’s prices.
We’ve covered the extradition process before and it can take years to bring a defendant to the U.S., at which point he will then have to survive a second trial for the drug trafficking crimes he’s accused of.
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