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Dov Tenenboim is dealing with the prospect of life behind bars if convicted.

A Vaucluse man accused of being the ringleader of a darkish net drug importation syndicate had contraband despatched to his mom’s home, a court docket has heard.

Self-described “elite hacker” Dov Tenenboim is dealing with the prospect of life behind bars if convicted of masterminding the trafficking of huge quantities of illicit medication from the Netherlands into Australia by way of the web black market.

A failed bail utility earlier than NSW Supreme Courtroom decide Natalie Adams heard on Tuesday {that a} syndicate member who had met Mr Tenenboim by way of the darkish net and grow to be concerned within the importation of cocaine and MDMA had turned Crown witness.

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Commonwealth Division of Public Prosecutions lawyer Karthikeyan Kanagasabapathy informed Justice Adams the 2 most critical expenses referring to business importation relied “virtually solely” on the proof from the witness’s testimony.

Mr Tenenboim was arrested at his Diamond Bay Street residence in June in a dramatic raid during which police allegedly seized $70,000 in money, bitcoin to the worth of $350,000 and a diamond ring.

It is alleged the large portions of medication arrived at addresses in Vaucluse, Bondi, Randwick, Potts Level and Bellevue Hill by way of the postal system.

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Mr Tenenboim was initially charged with dozens of offences, however he now faces simply seven expenses.

The court docket heard that Mr Tenenboim’s alleged confederate Chaim Goldstein had spoken of receiving packages on Mr Tenenboim’s directions.

Talking about one of many remaining expenses, Mr Kanagasabapathy stated Mr Tenenboim directed delivery firm UPS to vary the supply deal with for one consignment to his mom’s home.

He stated Mr Tenenboim’s fiancee had moved from Sydney to South Africa, and described the accused man as a “robust flight threat”.

In arguing for his shopper to be bailed, Michael Finnane, QC, stated Mr Tenenboim’s mom had supplied up her “life financial savings” as a surety, whereas Mr Tenenboim’s nephew had supplied $350,000.

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“We’d submit there isn’t a chance of him fleeing,” Mr Finnane stated.

“He has no passport, he has no means to go anyplace.”

He stated Mr Tenenboim needs to be launched to permit therapy of his anxiousness and despair, in addition to needing to behave as a full-time carer for his mom and correctly put together for the case towards him.

Mr Finnane additionally stated Mr Tenenboim had been moved from Lithgow jail to the jail hospital at Lengthy Bay on account of threats towards him.

“The employees have stated he was in danger,” he stated.

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