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Student Caught with 23 Kilos of MDMA Heads to Prison

A master’s student in France is heading to prison for selling MDMA to customers on darkweb markets.

Olivier Abtout, a 27-year-old living in Angers, France, was sentenced at the Angers Criminal Court to six years in prison for distributing ecstasy and MDMA through the darkweb.

Police first arrested Abtout in February 2019 as he attempted to retrieve a package of drugs he had ordered online.

A mail courier had attempted to deliver a package to Abtout’s address but failed to identify Abtout as the intended recipient of the package. Abtout refused to provide the courier with a form of ID. Once the mailman arrived at the delivery address, Abtout claimed that he was the intended recipient. As a result, the courier refused to give the package to Abtout. He put the package back in his vehicle and left. As he was driving, Abtout caught up to the vehicle, took the package, and ran. The courier ran after him, caught him, and recovered the package.

Later, the police arrested Abtout and opened the package. They found 500 grams of ecstasy pills. The police then searched Abtout’s apartment and found 15 grams of cannabis resin. For these crimes, a court sentenced Abtout to 10 months in prison on March 6, 2019.

In December 2019, nine months later, French law enforcement officers arrested Abtout once again after identifying him as the head of a drug trafficking operation. Investigators had learned that Abtout and four co-conspirators had trafficked large quantities of MDMA via darkweb markets.

On December 10, 2019, investigators with the Angers Judicial Police Service executed search warrants at Abtout’s home and a storage unit he had rented. Investigators found and seized three kilograms of ecstasy from Abtout’s house and 20 kilograms from his storage unit. Police arrested Abtout and four accomplices.

Abtout and his accomplices appeared before the Angers Criminal Court for their sentencing hearing in late July 2021. Prosecutors told the court that Abtout had been involved in international drug trafficking through the darkweb and requested a sentence of seven years in prison. The court sentenced the defendant to six years in prison and to pay a fine of €5,000.

The co-conspirators face charges related to drug trafficking or various forms of fraud. One of the co-conspirators received a suspended sentence of eight months. Others are awaiting sentencing.


DNL: Possession of 23 kilograms of MDMA seems fairly significant for any MDMA vendor (at least any vendor sourcing their product from labs in the Netherlands instead of producing their own). The disappearance of someone moving this kind of weight would be noticed, right?

9 Comments
Silent
6b574170 Tue, Aug 3, 2021

Drop address and willing to walk to avoid 6 years in prison, risking all that for one shipment when he had a storage unit with 20 keys… Mail professionals walk and run all day long every day, one must carefully consider a mail professionals athletic ability before trying to out run them, also said mail professional could have already discovered the shipment and been walking on sunshine before the chase was initiated by the defendant, a lot of things to consider here… another one bites the dust

Jr
d47da3f0 Tue, Aug 3, 2021

How not to behave when involve in 20kg drug business

Abtout refused to provide the courier with a form of ID. Once the mailman arrived at the delivery address, Abtout claimed that he was the intended recipient. As a result, the courier refused to give the package to Abtout. He put the package back in his vehicle and left. As he was driving, Abtout caught up to the vehicle, took the package, and ran. The courier ran after him, caught him, and recovered the package.

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125d5240 Tue, Sep 7, 2021

Must've been desperate to do something like that. I guess it was a good bit of $$ and he needed the package

SIlent
35ac94a0 Tue, Aug 3, 2021

To be a person of few words is best…

Pwner
45cb93b0 Wed, Aug 4, 2021

What a self pwn.

Stay Healthy
cc386040 Sat, Aug 7, 2021

what the fuck? he was caught for trying to "steal" his own package from the mailman? Thats it?

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d242b1a0 Tue, Aug 10, 2021

They started to look into him and the package starting after he stole a package from the mailman.

Is this drogues? maybe spell different. there was a vendor ship from FR awhile back.

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7d16b120 Thu, Sep 9, 2021

Now, that was stupid. I doubt anyone knew what he was doing; UNTIL, "Abtout caught up to the vehicle, took the package, and ran. The courier ran after him, caught him, and recovered the package." IDIOT!!!!

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