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Alphabay Fentanyl Vendor “NarcoBoss” Connected to Three More Overdoses

Henry Koffie aka NarcoBoss, a Pennsylvania Alphabay vendor, faces drug distribution charges in connection with an Oregon teenager’s overdose. The customer had used fentanyl, Xanax, and alcohol in unison when he died, the state medical examiner’s office reported. They opted out of identifying the victim. Law enforcement said they planned to connect NarcoBoss to other drug overdoses in the area ... Read More »

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Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” to Face a Judge in August

In April, federal law enforcement agencies arrested the drug dealers behind the Alphabay vendor profile “PeterTheGreat.” The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and Homeland Security Investigations led the operation the darknet vendor after a U-47700 (U4) overdose in Portland, Oregon. Now, in mid August, South Carolina courts are preparing to deal with both defendants at their first real hearing. ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania Grand Jury Indicts an Alphabay Carfentanil Vendor

A grand jury indictment from August 1 accused an Alphabay vendor of conspiracy to distribute two drugs, along with the distribution of another three. The vendor, a Florida resident known as “Gman19635” on Alphabay and Robert M. Gilner by the United States government, faces a maximum sentence of a lifetime in prison, and a mandatory minimum based on his priors ... Read More »

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Timeline: Feds Bust Massive Alphabay Vendor “HumboldtFarms”

On August 8, a Homeland Security Investigations officer signed a completed arrest warrant, signalling that he had arrested William James Farber in Los Angeles, California. Farber, a 37-year-old convicted felon, had operated—along with six co-conspirators—one of of the most successful Alphabay vendor accounts in existence. At the group’s peak, they shipped 1,000 packages every week. Not only had Farber sold ... Read More »

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Alphabay Glock Vendor Admits to Firearm Deals from 2016

On July 27, an Indiana man admitted to his role in weapon trafficking in connection with Alphabay arms trafficking. Benjamin Donald Brunni—a 19-year-old from Greensburg, Indiana—drove from Indiana to New Jersey to sell an Alphabay buyer 10 firearms. Law enforcement, as often the case in weapons deals, had posed as the Alphabay buyer, and ultimately trapped Brunni. Brunni, along with ... Read More »

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Alphabay Vendor “Area51” aka “DarkApollo” Sentenced to 6.5 Years

  On July 24, U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced the sentencing of Abudullah Almashwali aka one half of “DarkApollo” and “Area51.” Almashwali, along with Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, his co-defendant, sold heroin and cocaine on the former darknet marketplace known as Alphabay. Although the duo were taken down by law enforcement at the same time, only Almashwali received his prison ... Read More »

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Georgia FBI Allegedly Identified an Alphabay Staff Member

  The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Northern District of Georgia issued their own press release about the Alphabay takedown. On Twitter, one of the state’s many official Twitter accounts tweeted they were proud of Georgia law enforcement’s role in the takedown. The press release’s subtitle, “Two Matters Prosecuted Locally in Atlanta Have Connections to Historic Takedown of Criminal Marketplace,” ... Read More »

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A Globally Coordinated Operation Just Took Down Alphabay and Hansa

On July 20, “after a globally coordinated operation” between law enforcement agencies worldwide, the United States Department of Justice announced the takedown of Alphabay and Hansa marketplace. Other countries involved in the takedown held their own press events, and one announcement in particular came with an unexpected twist. Dutch law enforcement, unaware to much of the world, took control of ... Read More »

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Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail

On July 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted raids at several locations in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. The RCMP Integrated Technology Crime Group executed the raids in connection with an investigation into a global network of firearm and drug trafficking on the darknet. According to an RCMP spokesperson, the investigation involved the FBI and other, global law enforcement agencies. Canadian ... Read More »

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Interview with a Top Alphabay Accounts Phisher

Ok who are you and what do you do? (online persona of course) Hello I am Phishkingz, and I dominate the phishing scene on the darkweb. I will provide a PGP sig. [crayon-59c89e6cace02298633813/] What makes you think you dominate the darkweb? I see SO many phishers with different methods? The volume of accounts I have had since operating on Alphabay ... Read More »

DEA Busted Former Alphabay Vendor “EtiKing”

Federal agents, after several months of investigation, arrested a EtiKing, a former Alphabay and Dream vendor. EtiKing a.k.a. Jeremy P. Achey became the target of an investigation after one of his customers died from an overdose. In reality, the DEA started investigating him after they took interest in one of the deaths; agents now believe EtiKing’s drugs may have caused ... Read More »

Millionaire Alphabay Vendor Willingly Gave His Account to Feds

On June 9, a Homeland Security Investigations SA arrested an Alphabay vendor in Portland, Oregon. At the time, the vendor, Skylaar D. Ford, was on a post-release supervision program for a previous drug conviction. Despite being subject to the warrantless searches that came with probation and parole, Ford grossed more than one million dollars selling drugs on darknet markets. In ... Read More »

Alphabay to Support Yet Another Payment Method: Zcash

In March 2017, Alphabay developers revealed a framework for yet another cryptocurrency: Ethereum. One month later, on May 1, the marketplace allowed the withdrawal and deposit of Ethereum. And rewind to 2016, Alphabay developers made the same advancement with Monero. Back to modern day, Alphabay staff announced impending support of Zcash, much to the surprise of Reddit users. The community ... Read More »