The teen who bought a car bomb on the Dark Web

by Ezra Buckley on November 14, 2017

A British teenager was found guilty this week of trying to buy a car bomb on the Dark Web.

According to the UK’s National Crime Agency, the cops cuffed 19-year-old Gurtej Randhawa, of Wightwick, in the West Midlands, in May after he accepted a package delivered to his home address that he thought was a remote-detonated explosive device.

An investigation led by the National Crime Agency’s Armed Operations Unit (AOU) had indicated that Randhawa had tried to purchase what’s technically known as a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device (VBIED). NCA officers swapped out the package with an inert dummy device before they allowed it to be delivered to the address Randhawa had specified.

Investigators waited until he tried to test the device. Then, they arrested Randhawa and two women, aged 18 and 45, who were later released without charge.

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