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Alleged Hydra Administrator Refuses to Provide Access to His Crypto Wallet, Report Claims

A Moscow court has ordered the seizure of the crypto wallet of one of the alleged administrators of darknet market Hydra. Media reports reveal, however, that the man — who was arrested in Russia in mid-April — is refusing to share access to his presumed crypto stash with Russian law enforcement.

Dmitry Olegovich Pavlov, a 30-year-old businessman from Cherepovets, was detained last month on a warrant from the Meshchansky District Court of Moscow and accused of production, sale, and distribution of drugs under Russia’s Criminal Code.

According to the report, Pavlov’s wallet was seized with a court order and investigators think it stores hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency. Whether the state will be able to obtain the coins, however, is another question.

The owner refuses to give Russian authorities access to his wallet and the exact amount of digital currency stored there is yet to be established. Aside from the crypto wallet, Pavlov has been otherwise cooperative and police already have his phones and computers, Kommersant revealed.

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