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Another Massive Darknet Drug Bust in Germany

Police in Germany arrest suspects behind 125 Kg+ of synthetic drugs. Barely a week after French investigators took over Black Hand, law enforcement in Munster have seized up to 250 kilograms of narcotics that had been previously ordered on the Darknet from the Netherlands. The illegal drugs were destined for clients in Germany. The intelligence team, which comprised of narcotic ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Buyer Busted in Germany

Customs investigators in Frankfurt, Germany, have arrested a 38-year-old from Bremen for allegedly purchasing two weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. A special unit with the Frankfurt Customs Office conducted the investigation during an extensive operation targeting the illegal weapons trade on the darknet. According to an announcement on zoll.de, the official website of German Customs, investigators completed ... Read More »

Counterfeit Buyer Sentenced to Probation in Germany

A judge at a court in Baden-Württemberg sentenced a 23-year-old to a two year suspended sentence for buying counterfeit euros on the darknet. The circumstances surrounding the lenient sentence surprised even the defendant himself as he had a criminal record with 12 entries. The 12 crimes the defendant had previously committed included an almost identical counterfeit crime. “Another jam and ... Read More »

Undercover Officers Caught a Darknet Gun Buyer in Germany

Before the District Court in Freyung, a 40-year-old man explained how he had attempted to buy a Glock 17 on the darknet for his own protection. The man’s lawyers explained how the series of events that led up to the gun purchase pushed his client over the edge and encouraged him to buy a firearm on the darknet. In light ... Read More »

Major Dream Vendor Busted in Germany

  The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) made yet another significant bust in November. This time, according to the BKA’s press release, German authorities arrested a so-called “top vendor” on both the Hansa and Dream Marketplaces. The vendor, a 29-year-old German National, used the pseudonyms “mrdrogenkommandant” and “drogenfahndung.” BKA investigators, the Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (ZIT), and ... Read More »

Germany Cyber Agency Seeks Approval for Cyber Counterstrikes

According to reports, the president of Germany’s new cyber security agency Zitis has come up with a suggestion stating that spy agencies in Germany should have the power to retaliate against cybercriminals whenever there is a hack. In an interview on the 22nd of November, Wilfried Karl expressed his concern about the issue saying as a citizen, the expectation towards ... Read More »

Germany: Dutch Dark Web Drug Dealer Arrested with Drugs worth $3.5 million

Since the Munich shooting took place, German law enforcement has taken an initiative to crackdown on the dark web. They have made the dark web the new center of crime investigations. The law enforcement groups have made multiple arrests of dark web users, both single handedly and in association with other international agencies. In the latest arrest made on November ... Read More »

Ordinypt Ransomware Targeting Germany

A new wiper malware called Ordinypt has been discovered and is targeting businesses and victims in Germany. The ransomware has the facade of fake job applicants inquiring about openings and rather than encrypting users’ documents, the ransomware overwrites files with random data. ID-Ransomware coder, Michael Gillespie first discovered Ordinypt when one of its ransom notes was uploaded to the website ... Read More »

Vendors in Germany Dealt with Carfentanil and a Biological Weapon

At an unspecified date in “mid 2017,” the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) identified a so-called “group of darknet dealers” and needed the assistance of a special unit of the Köln (Cologne) public prosecutor’s office. They called upon the Central Contact Point for Cybercrime in North Rhine-Westphalia (ZAC NRW). The suspected darknet dealers gave investigators a case with what law ... Read More »

Dark Web LSD Distributor Arrested, Operated in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany

  A Piyush, India-based event manager and engineer, was arrested by officials from the Special Task Force of the Prohibition and Excise department (STFPE) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for utilizing a dark web marketplace to purchase and distribute drugs including LSD from and to India, the Netherlands, Britain and Germany. In an interview with local Indian publications, Excise ... Read More »

Swiss Customs Chief: Germany Needs A Financial Police

Recently, Frank Bruckenhofer, Chairman of the Customs Department of the Trade Union of the Swiss Confederation, pointed out in Berlin that Germany needs a Financial Police. Bruckenhofer said that the customs are in a “disastrous condition” in the fight against crime. According to the customs official, the only reason why the disaster was prevented is the high motivation of the ... Read More »