Pinay, 2 others charged in US for alleged involvement in dark web drug ring

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Posted at Apr 13 2019 10:17 AM | Updated as of Apr 13 2019 10:37 PM

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A Filipino woman is in custody after she and two others were charged for alleged involvement in a big-time dark web drug operation in Southern California.

Donnica Mae Rabulan, 31, and her husband Michael Allen Goldberg, have been accused of sending packages of narcotics internationally, including to the Philippines.

A third person, James Caleb Keuker, has also been named in the indictment for his alleged role in collecting payments and owning the property where the drugs were supposedly produced.

The indictment said the couple and their alleged cohorts had "conspired and agreed with each other to knowingly and intentionally distribute over 500 grams of a mixture and substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine."

It said the alleged offense had begun "on a date unknown, but no later than May 21, 2018, and continuing to present."

The investigations began in May when a shipping company found drugs in Philippine-destined parcels delivered by Goldberg.

Rabulan, who is facing four counts of distributing methamphetamine in addition to the conspiracy charges filed against all three defendants, is due back in court in June.

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