The US Navy have launched a probe into reports of an active drug ring within the US Naval Academy near Washington, involving nearly a dozen midshipmen, a senior official at the academy with knowledge of the investigation says.
Three midshipmen were allegedly involved in selling cocaine, ketamine (a powerful sedative) and LSD, purchased on the dark web using the digital currency Bitcoin, local media reports said Saturday citing three midshipmen currently enrolled at the military school located in Annapolis, Maryland on Chesapeake Bay.
The dark web is the World Wide Web content that exists on darknets, overlay networks that use the Internet but require specific software, configurations or authorization to access.
However, naval investigators have formally released only general outlines of the alleged misconduct, without clarifying the type of illicit drugs involved and the number of midshipmen being investigated.
Naval Academy spokesman…