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UK Judge Sentences Two Darkweb Drug Importers to Rehab

Two men who had ordered marijuana from a darkweb market vendor avoided incarceration at a recent sentencing hearing in Swindon, England. Both convicted drug importers were told their non-custodial sentences were “last chances” at living a life free of drug use and distribution. In December 2016, the United Kingdom’s Border Force intercepted a package containing more than $3,000 worth of ... Read More »

High Court Judge Dismisses All Charges in New Zealand Drug Importation Case

An Auckland High Court judge dismissed all drug charges against a member of a prominent wine-making family after ruling that a conviction would unfairly impact the man’s future and career in the wine industry. A New Zealand court had already convicted and sentenced the once-successful businessman after he admitted ordering at ketamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine from a vendor on an ... Read More »

Feds link Suspect to Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in a Dark Web Drug Ring

Authorities have linked fentanyl overdose deaths to a Cottonwood Heights man accused of running a global pill making illegal operation at his home. According to court documents filed on Thursday, Aaron Shamo knowingly and intentionally distributed an illegal substance on the dark web containing fentanyl, which resulted in the overdose deaths on June 13, 2016. The investigating agents from the ... Read More »

Wealthy Drug Dealer Sentenced to Community Service and Rehab

A wealthy drug dealer from Brighton responsible for the death of one of his clients received a suspended sentence and community service instead of a custodial sentence at a recent hearing at Lewes Crown Court. Daniel Lewis, 30, sold drugs out of his Chichester Terrace home until one of his clients—while high on a cocktail of illegal substances—fell to her ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Germany

No less than one week ago after being found guilty of operating a successful darkweb drug trafficking operation, a 33-year-old from the district of Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria was sentenced to eight years in prison during a sentencing hearing at the Ansbach District Court. Over the course of roughly one year, the convicted drug dealer sold more than 30 kilograms of ... Read More »

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Research: How third party intermediation takes place in darknet drug marketplace sales?

Silk Road, as well as its successor cryptomarkets, serve as two sided platforms or marketplaces that function as intermediaries for sales transactions taking place between vendors and buyers. To build trust as an intermediary in exchanges between vendors and buyers trading illicit drugs, darknet marketplaces rely on several strategies including escrow, buyers/vendors ratings, and forums that enable both buyers and ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Trafficker Helped Police Catch Three Co-Conspirators in Germany

In August 2018, a judge at the Regional Court in Münster sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to 45 months in prison for drug crimes connected to a darkweb vendor named “Johnny Cash.” The drug dealer negotiated the relatively short sentence by providing the police with information on his co-conspirators and customers. Less than one month after the drug trafficker’s ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly had been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer “OxyMonster” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The darkweb drug vendor OxyMonster was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Florida courtroom in early October. The court heard that OxyMonster both sold controlled substances on several darkweb markets and worked as a senior staff member on one of the most popular markets in existence. Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national who had entered the United States ... Read More »

Italian Police Bust a Group of Drug Dealers and Bitcoin Launderers

An investigation conducted by Italian law enforcement concluded after a series of coordinated raids in several cities in Italy led to the arrest of nine suspected drug dealers and money launderers in early October 2018. According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato (State Police), the suspects had been operating a massive marijuana distribution operation involving internet drug sales, ... Read More »

Prosecutor Decides Not to Appeal a Drug Dealer’s “Unduly Lenient” Sentence

In late September, an ecstasy dealer in Jersey narrowly avoided incarceration at a sentencing hearing and was instead sentenced to community service. The Attorney General, after hearing that the dealer’s sentence included no time in prison, announced that the prosecution planned to appeal the sentence, claiming that it was “unduly lenient.” In October, the Attorney General has reversed his decision, ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Norwich Man Faces Darkweb Drug Trafficking Charges

According to an indictment returned by the federal grand jury, Barry Ducos has been charged with 11 counts of possessing and distributing fentanyl and analog firearms. The Justice Department revealed that the police detained Duclos after pleading not guilty to the charges in his last court appearance a month ago. According to the court document, Duclos used 1NOLEFB1 as a ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden has arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Montana Man Charged for Tampering with Drug Crime Evidence

A Montana man was charged with one count of attempted tampering with physical evidence after investigators discovered that the suspect had asked an acquaintance to move cash and a computer allegedly used to access the darkweb, a local news outlet reported. The man was on probation for drug possession and under investigation for other drug crimes at the time of ... Read More »