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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 »

Dutch Police Arrest One Hansa Buyer in Warning Campaign

Although police in the Netherlands visited the homes of 37 users of the defunct Hansa market in January, they only made a single arrest. The operation, a so called ‘knock-and-talk‘ campaign, served as a threat to some Hansa buyers: more arrests may follow. The buyers who ordered personal amounts of drugs may have dodged a bullet this time, according to ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor ‘DutchKings’ Sentenced to Seven Years

In November 2016, Netherlands police arrested two darknet drug dealers in Eemnes. The duo had sold hundreds of thousands of Euros of marijuana, ecstasy, and cocaine. In December 2017, the partners faced a judge in court and received lengthy prison sentences for drug distribution and money laundering crimes. At their Eemnes farm, 24-year-old Brandon M. and 26-year-old Kim van H. ... 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 »

Dutch Darknet Grenade Buyer Freed for Personal Reasons

In April 2017, a 37-year-old man from Leek had ordered numerous explosive devices on the darknet. The news only surfaced three months later at the suspect’s first court appearance. The court believed sufficient evidence existed to continue to hold the man until his sentencing hearing in December. However, at a September court appearance, the court allowed the man to leave ... Read More »

Dutch Study: Half The Vendors Migrating To Dream Did Not Change PGP

A recent study by Dutch researchers shows that over half of the vendors who migrated to the Dream Market after Operation Bayonet, did not change their usernames and PGP setups. The Dutch research institution TNO released a study, in which the researchers analyzed the dark web markets – with a special focus on the vendors – after law enforcement authorities ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest Three in Research Chemical Investigation

In early August, Dutch police forces raided a drug laboratory in Boxtel, a small town in the southern Netherlands. The police arrested three suspects for alleged drug distribution at an international level. Police left out the majority of the details, but members of a subreddit fit pieces together and found the identity of the three suspects. The newly arrested drug ... Read More »

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Dutch Man Fined For Selling Hacked Netflix And Spotify Accounts

A copyright watchdog in the Netherlands discovered that a Dutch man was selling stolen streaming accounts on the internet. The suspect agreed to pay a fine to the company. Local news outlets reported that the man acquired the stolen accounts from the dark web. According to the Dutch news publication destentor.nl, the 26-year-old suspect of Zwolse, Overijssel, the Netherlands created ... Read More »

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Dutch Police Have Taken Over 12 Dream Accounts, Likely More

In June, law enforcement in Germany arrested three men. All three, according to the Bamberg General Prosecutor’s Office, operated LuL.to, an illegal (eBook) file-sharing website. Two of those men, according to Dutch police, managed or owned Hansa Market. Dutch police subtly took control of the market. Once they secretly owned Hansa—akin to the FBI running PlayPen—they had access to any ... Read More »

Calvados: students deal with more than 10,000 ecstasy seals

30,000 Ecstasy Pills Seized Dutch Vendor Bust

Law enforcement authorities found an astonishing amount of drugs in a Dutchman’s apartment. The defendant is charged with the possession of narcotics. According to the Dutch news publication bndestem.nl, as the defendant was standing in the courtroom, the prosecutor detailed the amount of narcotics in his apartment. The prosecution used the police report: “It was like a post office,” the ... Read More »

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Dutch Police Not Knowing Where Collector Got World War II Ammunition And Explosives

Law enforcement authorities discovered a large cache, containing kilograms of ammunition and explosives from World War II, at a man’s home in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. Investigators do not know the source or the method how the suspect acquired the illegal items. It is certain that the number of grenades, including frag, phosphorous (smoke) and other hand grenades, was too much ... Read More »

Prison Sentence For Dutch Man Who Tried To Purchase Assault Rifle And Explosives From The Darknet

In January, a man from Barendrecht, the Netherlands was sentenced to prison for attempted purchase of handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, grenades, and ammunition. Now, the man appealed the punishment against him. Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands received a tip from their Australian colleagues, which resulted in the arrest of the 24-year-old suspect in August 2016. According to ... Read More »