The Fugitive: Man Who Tried to Buy Grenades on AlphaBay Has Gone on the Run After Jumping Bail

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AlphaBay was a marketplace on the Darkweb until it was taken down by the FBI on 4 July 2017. The Darkweb is a part of the Internet which can only be accessed by using special browsers.

Police are searching for a fugitive who has been convicted of trying to buy grenades and explosives on the Darkweb.

Mohammed Humza, now 29, had been bailed until his trial at the Old Bailey in central London but he failed to appear on the first day – last week – and is now a wanted man.

Humza is described as five feet eight inches tall and of medium build with dark hair.


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Mohammed Humza, who has been convicted of trying to buy grenades on the Darkweb

He lived in Watford with his wife but is known to have links to Luton, Birmingham and Rochdale in Greater Manchester.

The BBC has reported that he was suspected of having fled to Pakistani-controlled Kashmir. 

The jury at his trial were not told why Humza was not in the dock or that he had jumped bail as it could have prejudiced their verdict.

The trial heard that in July 2016 Humza used the dark web to try and purchase two grenades from an international seller.

When counter-terrorist detectives raided Humza’s house in Watford, on the outskirts of London, they found a MacBook computer which he had used to log onto the Darkweb.

​Humza used the screenname mh.nn243 to log into the AlphaBay marketplace and…

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