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ENERGY CONTROL INTERNATIONAL FREE DRUG TESTING FOR FAKE ALPRAZOLAM PILLS

(Article Provided by Energy Control) Our International Drug Checking Service has detected a dangerous adulteration in a serie of eight samples submitted as “alprazolam” for drug testing during the last month. Our analyses have revealed no presence of this drug, but a mixture of promethazine, cyproheptadine and amantadine, with 2-6 additional unidentified substances in the following samples: A pill received ... Read More »

Europol Busts International E-Commerce Fraud Gang

According to the European Police Office, (Europol), 95 suspected fraudsters were arrested in this year’s e-Commerce action. The 2018 e-Commerce action took place from June 4 to 15 and was a joint law enforcement operation between 28 countries from across the globe, coordinated by Europol’s European cybercrime center. A June 19 Europol press release stated that the suspects arrested included ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

International Darknet Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

According to United States Attorney Bob Troyer, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced 22-year-old Leonardo Cristea to a three year prison sentence for his role in the Italian Mafia Brussels (IMB) drug trafficking operation. After international law enforcement arrested Cristea and nine accomplices in May 2016, Cristea pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy drug importation. Court ... Read More »

International Credit Card Cloning Group Arrested

On Friday, Hyderabad police busted an international credit card cloning gang and arrested five people. This arrest came as a joint operation between Rachakonda Special Operations Team and Cyber Crime cops. The five suspects arrested are Ayyappan (30) from Chennai, Challa Bhaskar Rao (43) from Visakhapatnam, Padiga Raghavendra (32) from Ongole, Pallecherla Vamshi Krishna (25) from Kothapet and Sidhula Bhaskar ... Read More »

Operation CROZET Nets Two International Drug Traffickers

In February 2017, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) launched an investigation into international drug traffickers in Melbourne. Among other drugs shipped to the dealers, the ABF had pulled 15.8 kilograms of MDMA and 2.6 kilograms of cocaine from the mail stream. They called the joint action “Operation CROZET.” In late October, the investigation came to ... Read More »

India Police Arrests International Cyber Crime Gang Selling Credit Card Details Of Indians Online

The cyber wing of the Madhya Pradesh Police on Monday arrested two persons for their involvement in the hacking of credit cards of other people and making large and crazy online purchases. The duo is believed to be members of an international cyber-criminal gang whose specialty is hacking credit cards run by a Pakistani national, Shaikh Afzal with Shozi as ... Read More »

More than 50 Arrested in International Darknet Counterfeit Sting

  Through an international operation, Europol and local law enforcement agencies arrested 53 counterfeiters that distributed or purchased fake euro banknotes via the darknet. The “joint action day” involved seven EU Member States, coordinated by Europol, their press release noted. The entire operation fell into place after the arrest of a single counterfeiter in Austria. After Austrian authorities busted the ... Read More »

German Man Caught in International CP Bust

In Erfurt, a German city in the state of Thuringia, a 34-year-old confessed to sexual abuse charges that stemmed from his actions on a darknet chatroom. The 34-year-old Gotha man was one of 50 caught in a international child abuse network sting operation. At the District Court of Erfurt, the judge—one who had dealt with similar cases—spoke of his shock ... Read More »

International Hacker Pleaded Guilty Hacking 13,000 Computers

In Newark, New Jersey, the administrator of two so-called “hacking forums” pleaded guilty to two charges from a six-count indictment. The administrator end International hacker admitted that he committed wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in New Jersey and many known and unknown locations in the United States. The hacker/admin, Sergey Vovnenko, worked with an international criminal investigation from 2010 ... Read More »

International Law Enforcement Gathered to Share Concerns About Bitcoin and Money Laundering

Between January 16 and January 18 of 2017, more than 400 cybercrime, cybersecurity, and money laundering investigators met in Doha, Qatar to discuss digital currency. Specifically, the organizations gathered to analyze the role digital currencies like Bitcoin played on money laundering, economic stability, and terrorist funding. The Working Group on Virtual Currencies—a jointly operated initiative from Europol, Interpol, and the ... Read More »

Department of Justice Plans New Laws “Just Like Rule 41” For International Cybersecurity

The December changes to Rule 41 gave the FBI authority to push their cyber-boundaries even further. It granted legal grounds to hack computers that would, before the change, be untouchable, so to speak. In reality, the FBI received nothing new. Agents acted far outside their legal restraints and, in a literal sense, their geophysical ones too during the PlayPen case. ... Read More »

EnergyControl Drug Testing Service launch Its International Site

Energy Control is a Spanish harm reduction project for recreational drug users. Since 1997, they have developed harm reduction projects and, since then, they have been recognized and acknowledged by local, national and European institutions. Their Drug Checking Service, originally focused on Spanish drug users, is a pioneer project that provides identification and quantification of drug samples destined for personal ... Read More »

Drug Sales On The Deepweb Have Little Impact On International Drug Trade

The 2016 World Drug Report stated that the deepweb is fueling an international drug trade. According to Stijn Hoorens and David Décary-Hétu, the claim is not reinforced by empirical evidence. RAND Europe and the Universities of Montreal and Manchester conducted a study that ultimately disproved the 2016 WDR’s claims. Global law enforcement agencies routinely arrest succesful deepweb vendors, indicating there ... Read More »