A Geelong, Australian man has recently plead guilty on charges against him for importing Darknet drugs to his home. Viliam Petkovski, 43, also referred to as Bill by acquaintances, is an avid user of the many Darknet marketplaces known for selling illegal substances.
Authorities also discovered through their investigation that he even used the Silk Road for purchasing drugs in the past although it has since been shut down. Petkovski has been operating successfully on the Darknet for quite some time now but his activities didn’t go unnoticed for long.
Authorities managed to catch on to the incognito packages and intercepted 5 of them before moving in for Petkovski’s arrest. Methamphetamine and MDMA, also known as ecstasy, were reportedly discovered at the defendant’s home after authorities executed a search warrant. They found 20 grams of MDMA and 58 grams of methamphetamine.
Authorities also discovered several suspicious containers that were used for the original delivery of the illegal drugs from Darknet vendors. Some of the containers included an earphone package, a hard drive for a computer, and the case to a DVD as well. $10,000 was also taken from Petkovski because law enforcement concluded it to be funds earned illegally.
Petkovski also had a roommate involved with making purchases by the name of Robert Stojanovski. In their investigation, law enforcement has confirmed that Stojanovski wasn’t buying these drugs in order to distribute them himself. Instead, he was merely a middle man ordering the drugs and receiving a “finder’s fee” when he turned them over to a Petkovski.
Petkovski is set to appear in court later this week for sentencing. His lawyer has tried to plea to the court for leniency on behalf of his client citing how he was the sole caregiver to his 8 year old child and has rehabilitated his ways since his initial arrest. It is not expected for the court to adhere to the request considering Australian law regarding the importing of drugs into their country.