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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 »

A French Police Officer Charged over Mobile Phone Tracking Services on the Dark Web

A Senior French police officer has been arrested and charged for trading confidential police intelligence data on mobile tracking services for bitcoins on the dark web. According to the prosecution, the said police officer is accused of starting, advertising and running an illegal business using police confidential data to offer mobile device tracking services based on a linked phone number. ... Read More »

Police in Chennai Arrest MSc Graduate Student Dark Web Dealer

The local police in Chennai raided the residence of a young man engaged in selling ecstasy and LSD. The 32-year-old graduate student from Uttar Pradesh was a popular drug dealer in the region. Nikhil Tiwari sourced all drugs from darknet marketplaces, paying only in bitcoin for all packages delivered. Furthermore, charges of conspiracy will be set forth, as Nikhil Tiwari ... Read More »

Police Arrest Another Austrian Dark Web Drug Vendor

Police in Austria have arrested a 24-year-old man, the leader of a dark web drug ring. The suspect was in charge of a group of drug dealers supplying locals all across Austria, with the post as the main method of delivery. In total over hundreds of sales were made netting close to 300,000 Euros. On the darknet, the suspect used ... Read More »

Nantes Police Arrest Woman Picking Darknet Parcel for Roommate

A woman in Nantes, France, was arrested for possession of a package received at a post office on behalf of her roommate. She had made a quick dash to the local post office by request of her friend, but her arrest took longer than anyone expected. The 26-year-old was confronted for the package containing 220 MDMA tablets. The package had ... Read More »

Zurich Police Seize Three Major Darkweb Vendor Accounts

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office of Zurich, a “very complex” investigation led to the seizure of three of the most popular dark web vendors in Switzerland. The investigation led to the arrest of five individuals suspected of drug trafficking. According to the announcement found on the Public Prosecutor’s Office website, the Cantonal Police of Zurich helped arrest all five ... Read More »

Germany: Police Arrest 28 Darknet Drug Buyers in Single Operation

Although the raids and arrests on July 25 only lasted a few hours, the investigation of dozens of darknet drug buyers began in late 2017, German customs (Zoll) said in a press release following the arrest of nearly 30 suspects only hours after the raids. The Zoll investigation culminated in a multi-agency raid in Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Neuried, and Munich. More ... Read More »

Spanish Police Seize Almost 800,000 LSD Tabs in Massive Operation

The Spanish Civil Guard, Austrian Police, and Europol conducted an operation that led to one of the largest drug busts in the EU, according to a recent announcement from the numerous law enforcement agencies involved in the operation. The investigation, as revealed on the Civil Guard’s website, was conducted under the framework of ”Operation DRYER” and involved several years of ... Read More »

Swiss Police Officer Under Investigation for Trafficking Firearms on the Dark Web.

Switzerland’’s office of the Attorney General is investigating the logistics chief of the cantonal police agency of Schwyz for misconduct and violation of the War Material Act, the Tages-Anzeiger reported on Thursday. The Swiss police officer and a logistics manager came under scrutiny after he was linked to an ongoing investigation on dark web weapon trafficking, launched in 2013 in ... Read More »

Canadian Police Bust Massive Dream Vendor “Mr Hotsauce”

According to an announcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a “prolific drug trafficker” landed in police custody after an investigation into thousands of drug transactions that connected to a single drug operation. The RCMP ended the career of one of the largest fentanyl vendors in Canada. Towards the end of the month of May, the RCMP SOC rounded ... Read More »

German Police Arrest Two Suspected Darknet Dealers

In the town of Bad Nauheim in the Hesse state of Germany, narcotics officers with the Wetterau Criminal Police Department arrested two suspected darknet drug dealers they had been investigating for several months. Investigators had opened an investigation into the couple for suspected darknet drug distribution. The investigation paid off during the execution of an apartment search; the police uncovered ... Read More »

German Police Seize 50K LSD Tabs in Massive Bust

A large-scale and exhaustive international LSD trafficking operation led to the arrest of two suspected dealers and record-breaking drug seizures in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Not only did the operation result in a drug seizure that topped the charts for total number of drugs seized in a single bust in Rhineland-Palatinate, but it also broke Germany’s record for the total number of ... Read More »

Canadian Police Bust Massive Dream Vendor “Mr Hotsauce”

According to an announcement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), a “prolific drug trafficker” landed in police custody after an investigation into thousands of drug transactions that connected to a single drug operation. The RCMP ended the career of one of the largest fentanyl vendors in Canada. Towards the end of the month of May, the RCMP SOC rounded ... Read More »