US police arrested a drug dealer who was enroute to compete in the world beard championships.
Gal Vallerius, 36, was seized by agents last August after they set up a sting operation to capture the alleged drug smuggler.
The hirsute hipster was captured at Atlanta airport while attempting to make a connecting flight to Austin, Texas from his home in France.
Authorities found £375,000 worth of Bitcoin on his computer upon his arrest.
Police uncovered his secret identity after they made a series of purchases through the dark web and had them shipped to Florida.
Prosecutors say he orchestrated online sales of cocaine, methamphetamine and oxycodone using the alias OxyMonster on Dream Market, an illicit dark web exchange.
He is now set to plead guilty in court in Miami to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.
He now faces 20 years behind bars but is working with authorities on a plea deal to reduce his sentence.
Vallerius holds passports form France, UK and Israel and is entitled to serve his sentence out in any of those countries.
The hirsute hipster owned a distinctive 12-inch red beard and was set to enter the full-beard category being held in Austin, Texas.
The world beard championships is held around the world every two years and sees 738 competitors from 33 countries enter.
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