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Darkweb Gun Trafficker Arrested Selling Weapons To Australia

An associate of a U.S. based group which sells firearms on a Darkweb market has been busted. The 29-year-old Gerren Johnson was taken into custody after an international investigation was conducted exposing him as a firearms trafficker. The weapons were smuggled in electronic products and delivered to buyers across the globe especially to people in Australia. In 2017, Gerren Johnson, ... Read More »

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Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies. Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in the recent past as an alternative form of currency. The digital ... Read More »

INDONESIAN STUDENT ARRESTED FOR PURCHASING ECSTASY USING BITCOINS

For some months now, the only certainty about the fight against the use of the dark web is the arrest of culprits every now and then. Although this shows improvement, it still isn’t the way to curb the problem. Meanwhile, the list of active students involved in dark web behavior is increasing with arrests taking place in Indonesia as well. ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘OxyGod’ Arrested in DEA Operation

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California, a DEA investigation in Orange County led to the arrest of three men who allegedly sold fentanyl on the Dream darknet marketplace. The announcement followed the release of a criminal complaint that accused the men of darknet drug distribution under the vendor account “Oxygod.” The ... Read More »

Russian drug kingpin Alexandre Sitnikov arrested

Viktor Ivanov, the head of The Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FDCS), met diplomats from 46 countries and gave them information about drug dealers. Names and addresses of these criminals were identified during special operation “Mosaic”. The list includes 1,500 names, 1,180 are citizens of the USA. According to LEA the criminal community consisted of about 10,000 ... Read More »

Gun Collector Arrested for Buying Pistols on the Darknet

A joint press release from the Central Office of Cybercrime in Bavaria and the Customs Investigation Office in Frankfurt revealed that German authorities caught a 54-year-old who had been buying firearms from vendors on the darknet. The operation that led to the man’s arrest was a continuation of German law enforcement’s extensive investigation into darknet gun vendors who surfaced after ... Read More »

Derby drug gang arrested after allegedly importing dark web drugs

A gang of drug traffickers from Derby allegedly shipped large quantities of illegal drugs including cannabis and ecstasy which they had previously purchased on the dark web from the United States and Canada. According to evidence presented in court, a drug kingpin Connor Keely, 20, had ordered and received drugs which were to arrive in packages sent from the USA ... Read More »

Italian Student Arrested for Growing Weed at His House

Authorities in Pisa, Italy, arrested a 28-year-old university student for growing and distributing marijuana. The police stopped him around 9pm and searched his possessions. According to the police, the young man had difficulty concealing his nervousness. The police would not have looked into him any further if he had acted normal. He was otherwise above any particular suspicion, they said. ... Read More »

Three Drug Buyers Arrested in Austrian Investigation

In July 2017, Customs Officials of the Frankfurt Customs Office in Germany seized a package of amphetamines addressed to a 28-year-old from the Rohrbach district of Austria. Over time, authorities became aware of three more packages of amphetamines addressed to the 28-year-old in Austria. In March 2018, the 28-year-old’s arrest led to the arrest of two additional suspects and an ... Read More »

Romanian Arrested After Four Package Interceptions

After gathering evidence throughout 2017 and 2018, Romanian law enforcement arrested an Arad county man who had allegedly been ordering drugs from a darknet vendor on a frequent basis. His charges, as explained in a DIICOT press release, are for the attempted importation of high-risk drugs, the transport of high-risk drugs, without right, and in continuous form. On March 16, ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Arrested for Selling Fentanyl Nasal Spray

Federal authorities arrested 30-year-old Michael S. Schoenmann in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for selling fentanyl nasal spray on the darknet. According to documents filed at the U.S. District Court in Madison, Schoenmann’s fentanyl spray led to the overdose of a 25-year-old in Port Charlotte, Florida. The case began with the deceased’s fiancee. The Florida man fatally overdosed not even 25 minutes after ... Read More »

Oberhausen police have arrested a suspected DNM dealer

According to reports from a local news source, the Oberhausen police in German arrested a suspected dealer who is said to have sold drugs on a large scale in the city. Explicitly, for months, the man is said to have made drug deals with his main culprit in Oberhausen clubs and also in his apartment in the Marienviertel. Indications on ... Read More »

MSU Student Arrested for Distributing Fake Oxycodone Pills

After a string of overdoses in Minnesota and warnings issued by the City of Northfield Police, authorities have arrested a MSU student suspected of selling counterfeit oxycodone pills. The Minnesota River Valley Drug Task Force raided the room of 19-year-old Joshua Ryan Chlan and found an assortment of drugs and evidence that he had obtained them via the darknet. The ... Read More »

Hacker Arrested for Selling Stolen Data on the Darknet

A press release from the Bavarian Central Office of Cybercrime revealed that an extensive investigation led to the arrest of a talented 24-year-old hacker who sold hundreds of thousands of stolen usernames, passwords, and credit card numbers on the darknet. Authorities found and arrested the man at his apartment in Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The investigation started in 2016. According ... Read More »