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British Dark Web Fentanyl Gang Captured, Trial Set

Three brits who operated a dark web drug business are now in line for a jail sentence after admitting guilt to selling fatal fentanyl across the globe through a mail order system they set up. Those arrested included: 22-year-old Jake Levene, of Turner Close, Wakefield, 45-year-old Lee Childs of Bedale Court, Morley, Leeds and Mandy Christopher Lowther, a 21-year-old from ... Read More »

Police Operation Targets Darknet Users in Italy

Italian law enforcement, yet again, made moves in an attempt to end criminal activity on the second iteration of the Italian Darknet Community. From the perspective of many of the users of the original Italian Darknet Community (IDC), the current marketplace and forum is no more than a law enforcement honeypot. Italian authorities have taken the hidden service down, raided ... Read More »

Former Alphabay User Sentenced to Probation

During a trial at the district court in Böblingen, a 27-year-old faced harsh penalties for ordering a significant amount of drugs from the now-defunct Alphabay darknet market. The prosecution accused the Herrenberg man of drug trafficking. He had purchased at least 100 grams of cocaine and 575 grams of marijuana. The defendant readily admitted that he had ordered both marijuana ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor “Stoned100” Confesses to Drug Distribution

A formerly well-known darknet vendor faced his judge at a courtroom in Cologne. The vendor, a 43-year-old man from the town of Bedburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, allegedly sold almost 200,000 euros worth of drugs under the username “Stoned100.” According to the defendant, Dirk K., he had been selling drugs on the darknet under the Stoned100 username. His attorney announced that K. ... Read More »

Alleged Dream Vendor Keeps Delaying His Court Appearances

In a move that surprised nobody, the Frenchman accused of running the “Oxymonster” vendor account on Dream successfully delayed his hearing in Florida where he faces a potential life sentence. The defendant, Gal Vallerius, 38, first caught media attention after he had stepped off a plane in Atlanta, Georgia, en route to a beard competition in Texas. The U.S. Drug ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor UKBargins Admits Running Fentanyl Operation

A recent press release from the UK’s National Criminal Agency revealed that three suspected darknet vendors admitted running the Alphabay account “UKBargins.” According to their own admissions recently made in court, the trio distributed fentanyl, carfentanil, furanyl-fentanyl, butyr-fentanyl, and other fentanyl analogues from December 2016 up until their April 2017 arrests. Customer lists seized during law enforcement raids led to ... Read More »

Swiss Man Faces Trial After 800 Darknet Drug Transactions

Photo Credits: Blick: The suspect used DVD cases to peddle cocaine, Marijuana and other drugs throughout Switzerland. It’s a big catch for Police in Lucerne Switzerland after arresting a major online drug dealer. The 34-year-old man from the capital city – made 800 transactions over the darknet between 2014 and 2016. After a very lengthy investigation, spanning years, the Lucerne ... Read More »

German Teen Receives 2.5 Years Dealing on Dark Web

A 19 year old boy from the Eastern district of Altotting in Germany has been sentenced to do jail time for drug dealing. Passing the sentence, Christoph Warga, the judge who delivered the verdict said the amounts dealt were ‘unbelievable’. The teen was reportedly found in possession of assorted drugs worth 200,000 Euros. He confessed that the drugs included cocaine, ... Read More »

San Pierre Brothers Face Jail for Buying Darknet Drugs

Two San Pierre brothers who have been under police investigation since June 2016 for drug trafficking on the darknet were on Thursday arraigned in court for sentencing. The two had been suspected of running a drug import network. They were busted after a thorough postal parcel search led by the Customs department pointed fingers toward their guilt. Drugs were eventually ... Read More »

Agents in Kazakhstan Trained to Combat Dark Web Drug Traffic

Law enforcers in Kazakhstan were recently trained on how to counter and manage online dark web drug trafficking. The training targeted employees for domestic law enforcement agencies in the country’s capital of Astana. It involved 15 agents and they were taught in order to teach and train other agents. Also in attendance were representatives of the Ministry of Internal Affairs ... Read More »

Spanish Minister Takes Control of Cryptocurrency Transactions

Even though technocrats have always insisted that it is quite difficult to monitor and control the cryptocurrency market, Cristóbal Montoro, who is the head of the Tax Agency in Spain, has now ordered the National Fraud Investigation Office (ONIF) to work on the matter. According to a report published by the Crypto Economy, the government official believes that he could ... Read More »

UK Attorney General Wages War on Dark Web Cybercrime

The United Kingdom’s Attorney General last week spoke out about how the government was applying the international cyberspace laws. Speaking at the Chatham House Royal Institute of International Affairs, Jeremy Wright said that cyberspace is an integral part of the international community and its law base. The UK had boundaries to comply with what behaviors were acceptable by the state ... Read More »

Money Laundering Case in Israel Leads to the Seizure of 1000 Bitcoins

On May 21, Hilmi Git was arraigned by the cybercrime division of the State Attorney’s office of Hebron, Israel for supposedly utilizing more than 800 Israeli credit cards to complete 20,000 false exchanges and laundering the cash using bitcoin. The indictment, documented in the Tel Aviv locale courts, affirms that the exchanges they guarantee Git made add up to over ... Read More »

Pedophile “Copyrighted” Images with Darknet Forum Username

Dashawn Webster, 22, signed up for a darknet child abuse forum with a real email address he had regularly accessed from his home I.P. address. Authorities discovered child abuse pictures on several darknet forums that shared a “copyright” watermark with his forum username. Federal investigators found an account on a darknet forum that had uploaded original copies of the pictures, ... Read More »

Fugitive Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Indicted in Chicago

After two years on the run in Mexico, Rolando Estrada, 42, returned to the United States to face furanyl fentanyl importation and distribution charges. His arrest and extradition involved collaboration between the United States Marshals Service, the Federal Police, Federal Immigration Agents, and other law enforcement agencies. Estrada, according to 2016 court documents, imported fentanyl analogs from a chemical company ... Read More »