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Two Darknet Vendors Busted in the Netherlands

Police in Amsterdam arrested two suspected darknet dealers in Monday, April 9. According to an announcement on politie.nl, the men shipped “thousands” of packages of drugs across the world. The arrests took place not long after Dutch authorities conducted a ‘knock and talk’ operation that resulted in one immediate arrest and numerous candidates for a future arrest spree. Many of ... Read More »

German Vendor Busted with 35 Kilos of Marijuana

In the German town of Geldern-Kapellen, police stealthily conducted an investigation into a 36-year-old suspected darknet dealer. When they had gathered enough evidence, authorities raided the 36-year-old’s house at six in the morning and caught him by surprise. Police spokesperson Daniel Freitag told the press that the police had been looking into the recently arrested suspect since June 2017. According ... Read More »

Florida Pedophile Busted by Undercover Cop on Kik

In Pensacola, Florida, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Christopher P. Canova announced that a U.S. District Court found 36-year-old Nicholas E. Fogarty guilty of committing two child pornography crimes. According to Florida Department of Correction records, this is not Fogarty’s first rodeo involving child abuse content. In fact, he has already been to prison on some ... Read More »

Man Busted After Paying for a Package with Counterfeit Euros

A 30-year-old Friedrichshafen man faced a judge in a district court for the following crimes: drug trafficking, drug cultivation, drug possession, counterfeiting money, and unauthorized weapon possession. Although the prosecution fought for imprisonment, Judge Martin Hussels-Eichhorn showed mercy to the defendant by requiring only probation. The District Court of Tettnang heard how the 30-year-old had committed a wide array of ... Read More »

High school Student Busted For Selling Xanax to an Undercover Cop

Police arrested a high school senior in Massachusetts for distributing Xanax he had allegedly purchased on the darknet. The senior, 18-year-old Ethan Morris, fell into a trap set up by law enforcement after selling to an undercover officer he met on Facebook. After his arrest, he pleaded not guilty to the drug charges at his arraignment hearing in front of ... Read More »

Two Austrians Busted for Selling Drugs from the Darknet

Following an extensive investigation, Austrian authorities arrested a 24-year-old and a 25-year-old for months of darknet drug purchases and redistribution throughout Austria. An announcement from the National Police Directorate revealed that law enforcement had known about the duo for months before making arrests, marking yet another recent case where Austrian law enforcement waited months before making an arrest. The investigation ... Read More »

Dealers Busted After Customs Intercepted Amphetamine Package

According to police spokesman Patrick Maierhofer, authorities in Vienna have arrested two men for purchasing more than 500 grams of amphetamine from a vendor on the Dream marketplace. German law enforcement seized the package and sent word to their Austrian counterparts. The men, in Austria, had already been under police investigation for drug trafficking. Police spokesperson Patrick Maierhofer said that ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘playgroundROX’ Busted in Connecticut

According to U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John H. Durham, a 47-year-old man from Essex pleaded guilty to buying and selling significant quantities of several drugs on the darknet. Authorities from local police, the United States Postal Inspection Service, and the Drug Enforcement Administration handled the case. And during the investigation, the law enforcement agencies seized several packages ... Read More »

Two Dealers Busted in Austria After Package Interception

The National Police Directorate in Tyrol (LPD Tirol) announced the completion of an investigation into two teenage drug dealers. According to the Innsbruck prosecutor, the duo had imported drugs from Germany—through a darknet vendor—into the Austrian state of Tyrol. Police seized more than $27,000 worth of various illegal substances during a raid at one of the suspect’s houses. German authorities ... Read More »

German Dealer Busted for a Failed Delivery in 2015

A court in Bad Säckingen sentenced a 24-year-old drug dealer to two years probation and a small fine. The dealer had ordered 600 Euros of amphetamine from a darknet vendor in December 2015. Due to a lack of postage, the package showed up at the return address of an innocent third party who called the police. Authorities got around to ... Read More »

Alphabay Counterfeit Vendor “VIB” Busted in Austria

At the Vienna Regional Criminal Court, an entire “counterfeiting gang” received sentences for producing counterfeit Euro notes and selling them on Alphabay. According to the court, the four members of the so-called “counterfeiting gang” had set up a workshop at a residence in the Landstraße district. The group of Austrians received different sentences based on the roles they played in ... Read More »

Austrian Dealers Busted for Darknet Importation

Salzburg: The National Police Directorate (LPD) arrested a 25-year-old drug dealer who had been ordering large quantities of drugs from darknet marketplaces. Officers found more than 1,000 ecstasy pills, 145 grams of MDMA, and 100,000 euros at the dealer’s Salzburg home. The LPD declined to share any details about the investigation and events that led to the dealer’s arrest, but ... Read More »

Oregon Dream Vendor Busted for Fentanyl Importation

According to the Portland Police Bureau, 33-year-old Joseph R. Caruso imported fentanyl analogs from China and redistributed them through the darknet. Investigators linked Caruso to a fatal overdose in Wisconsin packaging material found at the scene of the overdose. They later connected him to the Alphabay and Dream vendors “DaddyGreenJeans” and “MrCandy.” Postal inspectors intercepted a suspicious package addressed to ... Read More »

Several Internet Drug Dealers Busted in Russia

According to reports from Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs, authorities arrested three Russian citizens for selling drugs on the internet. The three, believed to have been part of an organized drug trafficking group, allegedly sold illegal substances in exchange for cryptocurrencies. The Investigation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Kaluga Oblast investigated three suspects involved in organized drug ... Read More »

Two Finnish Dark Web Drug Dealers Busted and Put in Custody.

According to the Poliisi’s website drugs category, Finland has witnessed a surge in online drug trade. Designer drugs use have alarmingly increased and are viewed as the latest and greatest threat. These drugs are being delivered via the postal system. Customs authorities in Finland have been very instrumental in seizing drug packages ordered from the dark web, they do so ... Read More »