A Frenchman was arrested just minutes after landing in the United States for a beard competition. Police suspect he is a “dark web” drug dealer known as “OxyMonster.”
Federal authorities were waiting for Gal Vallerius at Atlanta International Airport before the bearded man even landed. He was gearing up for his first trip to America, to compete in the 2017 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Austin. He was registered to compete in the “full beard 30.1-45cm” category, according to the Guardian.
According to court documents, Vallerius’ laptop was searched following his apprehension. Police found a Tor browser to access the “dark web,” and links to the “OxyMonster” accounts on a black market site. “OxyMonster” allegedly sold OxyContin and Ritalin on the site, with “60 prior sales and five star reviews from buyers.” The profile indicated he shipped the prescription drugs from France to “anywhere in Europe.”
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