As the BKA announced today in a press release, Germany’s largest drug online shop, Chemical Revolution, has been shut down and a total of 11 suspects arrested. A large number of narcotics were seized. The main suspect was arrested on his entry from Mallorca.
Chemical Revolution – it’s history now
In spring 2018, a 26-year-old suspect from Brandenburg, next to Berlin, was arrested. Considerable quantities of narcotics were seized from this suspect in Hesse and Lower Saxony, including almost 50 kilograms of amphetamine, 16 kilograms of cannabis, two kilograms of MDMA, 900 grams of cocaine, 600 grams of heroin and a high number of ecstasy tablets and LSD blotters. The suspect is said to have kept the narcotics for a group of perpetrators to send to customers in Bitcoin after payment. In the course of the subsequent extensive investigations, ten further suspected members of the perpetrator group were identified and arrested. We recently reported the arrest of a trader from Bremen who was considered one of the organisers of Chemical Revolution.
Main suspect: Permanent vacations on Mallorca?
The 26-year-old main suspect from the Munich district temporarily lived in Mallorca (Spain). The BKA accuses him of running the illegal Chemical Revolution shop. He set up the commerce shop in September 2017. Further persons were involved in the implementation, as the man could not have handled the work alone. Chemical Revolution offered narcotics, mainly synthetic drugs (ecstasy, MDMA, amphetamine), heroin, cocaine and cannabis for sale and worldwide shipment. The main suspect is also said to have been active as a vendor at the busted drug online marketplace “Wall Street Market”. He is said to have coordinated the procurement and online sale of narcotics. In addition, he coordinated his helpers and managed the money collected. The man was arrested on 28.05.2019 on his return from Spain to Germany. An arrest warrant was issued against him by the district court of Giessen. He has been in custody since then.
Further suspects arrested
Other co-owners of Chemical Revolution were arrested in the meantime. Already in February, a 43-year-old Dutchman was caught delivering over 14 kg of various narcotics. He is said to have been one of the procurers of the drugs. The suspect from the Netherlands is in custody. On the same day, the investigators arrested a 24-year-old man from Hamburg who, among other things, is said to have organized the shipment of the drugs. He rented an apartment where the goods were stored and packed. Two other logistics service providers were also arrested on the same day, and all of them are in custody. In addition, another co-operator from Teltow-Flaeming was arrested on 25 February for transporting the goods across the German-Dutch border. In February and March, two more couriers from Hamburg and Poland were arrested. They are also awaiting trial in custody.