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Arrests in Limburg After Search into Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering on Dark Web

A long-running search and investigation by police in Limburg, Drenthe, and Overijssel have led to a total of five successful arrests last Tuesday on account of illegal drug production, drug trafficking, and money laundering on the dark web via cryptocurrencies, reported the police on Thursday. The five suspects are a 52-year-old woman and a 54-year-old man both from Roermond, a ... Read More »

London Police Arrests a Dark Web Vendor Confiscating Over $400,000 Worth of Cocaine.

City of London Police Cyber Crime Unit in the UK have arrested a dark web drug vendor from Loughton confiscating over $400,000 worth of cocaine after a raid at his home. The 49-year-old man from Loughton, Essex, was under investigation on the dark web markets where illegal drugs, weapons, counterfeit, firearms, and other illegal goods and services were offered. After ... Read More »

Three More Arrests in Athens Darknet Case

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn previously told the press that authorities investigating the Athens, Ohio, darknet drug trafficking case had not yet closed the case. Even after the first two arrests, Blackburn warned that more would follow. He spoke the truth. In March, Athens authorities arrested three more young adults involved in a widespread darknet drug trafficking conspiracy. “This investigation ... Read More »

Operation Shadow Web Carding Forum Investigation Results in 36 Arrests

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that 36 individuals involved with a carding forum known as Infraud were charged as the result of an international law enforcement investigation called Operation Shadow Web. Law enforcement agencies in the United States which were part of Operation Shadow Web include the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and ... Read More »

India Police Arrests International Cyber Crime Gang Selling Credit Card Details Of Indians Online

The cyber wing of the Madhya Pradesh Police on Monday arrested two persons for their involvement in the hacking of credit cards of other people and making large and crazy online purchases. The duo is believed to be members of an international cyber-criminal gang whose specialty is hacking credit cards run by a Pakistani national, Shaikh Afzal with Shozi as ... Read More »

Spanish Cops Arrests Major Dark Web Arms Dealer

An unnamed 24-year-old man has been arrested in Spain for dealing in arms from the dark web. His arrest came as a result of a combined operation by police forces across Europe in on-going efforts to shut down Dark Web weapons business. According to reports, the unnamed man used the now-defunct dark web marketplace, AlphaBay to send dozens of guns ... Read More »

DEA Arrests French Dream Vendor “OxyMonster”

According to DEA Special Agent Austin Love, probable cause existed to arrest a French citizen who has travelled to the United States to compete in a beard contest. The suspect, 38-year-old Gal Vallerius had landed at the Atlanta International Airport when law enforcement agents conducted a border search of Vallerius’s laptop. His laptop contained a private PGP key that belonged ... Read More »

DEA Arrests Two in “RCPowders” Research Chemical Raid

On August 29, DEA agents raided a drug lab in an apartment in Queens, New York City, New York. Wearing hazmat suits, agents from the DEA’s Newark Field Division arrested the apartment owner and the suspected drug dealer, 34-year-old Brian Parker. Meanwhile, at a separate location, officers arrested his suspected accomplice, 29-year-old Victoria Koleski. The duo, according to Acting US ... Read More »

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BKA Arrests 67 Suspects in a Child Porn Bust

  In early July, the German Federal Criminal Police Office busted the owner of a forum promoting and hosting images and videos of “bizarre” child abuse. Between December 2016 and July 2017, the site had amassed more than 87,000 members. Not even 20 days later, the BKA struck again. By July 20, German police had identified roughly 75 suspected members ... Read More »

SEROCU Arrests Three Darknet Dealers in Buckingham

After an investigation into drug trafficking by the South East Regional Organised Crime Unit, officers arrested three suspects for drug distribution through the darknet. The investigation, according to SEROCU, centered on darknet drug trafficking and fraud. A full investigation is underway as detectives examine seized evidence. In early July, SEROCU’s Cyber Crime Unit raided multiple homes in Buckingham. The raids ... Read More »

Bolivia Police arrests 60 people for Cryptocurrency crimes

Bolivia is one of the countries that has closed its doors to the discussion on Bitcoin and Blockchain technology, although it still cannot avoid its use. Before the prohibition by the authorities, illegal businesses rose out within the realm of cryptocurrencies. This has been confirmed after the report that 60 arrests of supposed promoters of fraudulent businesses with digital currencies ... Read More »

Global Law Enforcement Arrests Five Suspects After a Four-Year Cybercrime Investigation

On November 30, 2016, a four-year investigation into the Avalanche network paid off. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Avalanche,” involved law enforcement agencies worldwide. The Department of Justice, FBI, Luneburg Police, Europol, Eurojust, and global partners dismantled an international criminal infrastructure platform known as ‘Avalanche.’ The Avalanche network delivered global malware attacks worldwide with a specific focus on Germany. According to ... Read More »

Australia Arrests Four in Global Darknet Investigation

Federal officials in Australia published their own press release following the Operation Hyperion events in October. Australia, like many countries worldwide, participated in the global darknet investigation called Operation Hyperion. The Australian Federal Police (AFP) were among few agencies worldwide to issue a more-than-boilerplate press release. The press release, jointly published by the AFP and Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, described ... Read More »

Europol’s Deepweb Child Porn Investigation Nets 75 Arrests

A year-long investigation into an undisclosed child pornography site on the deepweb has led to 75 arrests since August 23rd, according to Europol. The investigation, known as “Operation Daylight,” involves suspects in over 25 countries with 207 open cases. Operation Daylight was launched in 2015 after Swiss police notified Europol of the discovery of a massive network of criminals involved ... Read More »