25-Year-Old Arrested After Selling Gun for Bitcoin on Black Market

(CoinDesk) A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been arrested in the U.S. for allegedly selling a semi-automatic pistol to Dutch law enforcement officials in exchange for Bitcoin.

This is according to the Amsterdam district public prosecutor, which revealed a semi-automatic weapon was purchased through an unidentified black market website on the supposedly anonymous Tor network.

The gun was sent disassembled, with its parts – including a silencer and laser pointer – concealed inside a DVD player, which allowed it to pass through customs.