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European Police Congress Deliberates on Making the Darknet Inaccessible to its States

The European Union recently held discussions through the European Police Congress regarding security matters, migration, and integration. The conference began on February 19th in Berlin with the first focus being on eliminating criminal activities facilitated online by the darknet. This is the largest conference held by states of the European Union regarding internal security. It comprises around 1,500 specialists from ... Read More »

Romanian Police Officer Accused of Darknet Drug Trafficking

A 37-year-old Romanian police officer was arrested after he attempted to pick up a drug package he had ordered over the dark web from Belgium. The police officer is accused of importing ‘high-risk’ drugs into Romania from the Netherlands, Germany, and Belgium. The officer was arrested together with his girlfriend, with whom he allegedly engaged in cultivating cannabis which they ... Read More »

Beijing police speed up cybercrime fight as they crackdown 6600 internet related cases

Following the recent rate of high cybercrime-related cases recorded in China, the Beijing cybercrime department has responded by engaging in a massive crackdown. The Beijing police successfully detained 3,100 cybercrime suspects who were said to have made about $29,000 from their illegal operation. 6,600 internet-related crime crackdowns were recorded in 2018. According to reports, the arrested suspects were in the ... Read More »

Frankfurt: Five Police Officers Suspected of Exchanging Right-Wing Extremist Content on Dark Web

Five Frankfurt police officers from Police Station One have been suspended by the police service for allegations of organized incitement of rebellion against the state through the exchange of right-wing extremist content on the dark web. This comes shortly after other officers from Hesse’s executive committees were searched on suspension. The investigation into the serious allegations against the suspended officers ... Read More »

Police Undercover Operation Unravel and Arrest Dark Web Cocaine Drug Dealer

A Newport man, identified as Nevin Ryan, 28, was apprehended by undercover police detectives and drugs were seized during the operation. He was arrested after the law enforcement caught him driving a car without a legal license. Prosecutor Clare Wilks told the court that the police detectives seized cocaine, marijuana, and a mobile phone which had messages related to dark ... Read More »

Dutch Police Seize 10,000 Ecstasy Pills in Dark Web Vendor Raid

An investigation led by German customs investigators led to the arrest of a suspected dark web drug trafficker in the Netherlands. Authorities have accused the suspect of selling various illegal substances in at least 3,000 separate instances. The Customs Investigation Office in Frankfurt announced the arrest of a 32-year-old Dutch citizen for allegedly violating an assortment of drug crimes. According ... Read More »

A Team of IT Experts Join the Dutch Police to Fight Dark Web

The Dutch law enforcement unit mandated to fight cyber-crimes has announced that it has recruited 14 volunteers comprised of IT experts in order to strengthen the fight against dark web crime. This was reported by a Dutch police official who said that they are working hard to counter the dark forces emanating from the darknet at large. According to the ... Read More »

Police Bust a Man Who Buys Drugs from the Dark Web

Law enforcement from Holbeach arrested a 32- year-old man identified as Peter Buchanan for a number of charges against him. The suspect is said to have been using dark web markets to buy illegal drugs like cannabis. However, the police are not certain if they were later distributed to other people for use. The suspect would not have been arrested ... Read More »

Police in Gederner Seize Drugs and Weapon from a Dark Web Vendor in ‘Drug Mecca’ Village

A dark web drug and weapons dealer from a notorious drug village in Gedern, Giessen, nicknamed the ‘Drug Mecca,’ has been presented before Gießen District Court to face trial. The suspect is accused of buying amphetamines, ecstasy pills, and firearms on the dark web which he resold to his customers in the village. The 26-year-old defendant from the Wetterraukreis district ... Read More »


Queensland Drug Lab Detections Reduce as Dark Web Challenges the Police

Queensland Police Services (QPS) have indicated that illegal drug lab detections have reduced significantly as the dark web continues to pose a significant challenge to law enforcement agencies. Queensland was once named as the ‘meth lab capital’ due to the high number of illegal drug labs in the state. In the last five years, the number of illicit and home ... Read More »

London Police Arrests a Dark Web Vendor Confiscating Over $400,000 Worth of Cocaine.

City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit in the UK have arrested a dark web drug vendor from Loughton confiscating over $400,000 worth of cocaine after a raid at his home. The 49-year-old man from Loughton, Essex, was under investigation on the dark web markets where illegal drugs, weapons, counterfeit, firearms, and other illegal goods and services were offered. After ... 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 »

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 »