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Man tried to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoins: A career criminal has been convicted of trying to buy three fragmentation grenades after a National Crime Agency investigation.
Paul Christian Stellato, 46, used the dark web to order the fragmentation grenades from a vendor and import them to the UK.

Stellato – who was jailed for 10 years in 1998 for arson with intent to endanger life – sent an image of an explosive to an associate, asking: “If I add shrapnel will it do a hole in a house?”

On 23 November 2016 Stellato, using the online profile ‘cocaineking247’, contacted the seller on the now closed-down AlphaBay market, asking if the advertised hand grenades could be delivered to the UK.

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Man tried to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoins: A career criminal has been convicted of trying to buy three fragmentation grenades after a National Crime Agency investigation.Paul Christian Stellato, 46, used the dark web to order the fragmentation grenades from a vendor and import them to the UK.Stellato – who was jailed for 10 years in 1998 for arson with intent to endanger life – sent an image of an explosive to an associate, asking: “If I add shrapnel will it do a hole in a house?”On 23 November 2016 Stellato, using the online profile ‘cocaineking247’, contacted the seller on the now closed-down AlphaBay market, asking if the advertised hand grenades could be delivered to the UK.Man tried to buy hand grenades on the dark web with bitcoins: A career criminal has been convicted of trying to buy three fragmentation grenades after a National Crime Agency investigation.Paul Christian Stellato, 46, used the dark web to order the fragmentation grenades from a vendor and import them to the UKStellato – who was jailed for 10 years in 1998 for arson with intent to endanger life – sent an image of an explosive to an associate, asking: “If I add shrapnel will it do a hole in a house?”On 23 November 2016 Stellato, using the online profile ‘cocaineking247’, contacted the seller on the now closed-down AlphaBay market, asking if the advertised hand grenades could be delivered to the UK.