After an operation by American undercover agents, a 26-year-old man was taken into custody for the sale of untraceable bitcoins.
Between April and December 2018, two members of the National Security Investigation team held meetings with Kenneth Warren Rhule in a Starbucks with the intention of closing a fake human trafficking business.
This person was charged with money laundering after selling bitcoins for $ 140,000 in cash to undercover agents.
According to the unsealed complaint, Rhule, who traded on localbitcoins.com under the name Gimacut9, allegedly closed at least seven deals with agents “posing as criminals” who wanted to buy untraceable bitcoin with the background of their operations. They told Rhule that they were bringing Ukrainian women to the United States. for prostitution purposes.
Special agent Victor Morales of the Anti-Drug Agency said in the complaint that “Rhule carried out these transactions even after the undercover agent explained that at least part of the cash involved represented the profit from human trafficking.”