Two women charged with trading black market cannabis stocks online

Two women have been charged with trafficking cannabis stocks on the darknet and the online black market.

Key points:The pair have been arrested on the black marketThe pair allegedly used the internet to trade stock information for more than $1.5 millionA 23-year-old woman has been chargedA 23 year-old man was also charged in connection with the offencesThe women, who are understood to be Australian citizens, allegedly used an online chat room and email address to trade cannabis stocks.

The 22-year old woman is a senior analyst at a software company and the 23-old is a junior employee.

A spokesperson for NSW Police said the two women are currently in custody in Sydney.

“The investigation into this matter is ongoing and it’s expected to conclude within the next 24 hours,” the spokesperson said.

“Detectives will be looking to speak to a number of witnesses to the matter.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

“The women allegedly used a darknet chat room to trade stocks for more $1,600.

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