A man has told the Northern Territory Supreme Court he did not realise he was the kingpin of drug suppliers in Darwin.
Peter Reginald Blyss, 43, has pleaded guilty to 13 charges of possessing, selling and trafficking drugs in 2008 and 2009.
Altogether, the drugs had a maximum value of $1.8 million and included crystal methamphetamine, ecstasy and cannabis.
On the witness stand, Blyss told the court he would onsell drugs brought to him from suppliers in Adelaide.
Crown prosecutor Mark Thomas asked if he knew he was number one in the Darwin drug hierarchy in 2008 and 2009.
Blyss said he did not think about it.
When questioned if he was surprised at the statement, he said, I didn't realise I was the kingpin or anything like that.
His sentencing hearing continues.
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