Man jailed for selling fentanyl on the Dark Web

|News, Drug offences

A man who imported a class A drug to sell on the Dark Web has been jailed for eight years today (5 February).

Kyle Enos, 25, from Newport, admitted importing, exporting and supplying fentanyl, an opioid drug usually used as anaesthetic during operations. A small dose of the drug can be lethal.

More than 100 people from around the world had bought fentanyl from Enos after he imported the drug from China.

John Davies, of the CPS, said: “Kyle Enos created an online business importing and selling potentially lethal doses of fentanyl on an international scale.

“The evidence presented by the CPS showed that Enos was well aware of the risks of taking fentanyl as he warned users when advertising the product. Despite this knowledge he continued selling large quantities of the drug and even invited eBay-style reviews from his customers.

“Enos attempted to disguise his activities by using the Dark Web but investigators were able to gather evidence of his online conversations with suppliers to support the prosecution.”

Notes to editors

  • John Davies is a Managing Lawyer in the International Justice and Organised Crime Department at the Crown Prosecution Service.
  • Kyle Enos pleaded guilty to importing, exporting and supplying fentanyl at Cardiff Crown Court.
     

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