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Posting Selfie Gets Darkweb Weapons Buyer Busted

Australian police arrested a man after he posted a selfie on the dark web to buy weapons. According to police reports, 28-year-old Hai Po Zhang was arrested in Western Sydney Park where he was set to meet a darknet weapons vendor to collect his package. Zhang posted a photo with his name and signature to an account that was used ... Read More »

Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased ecstasy pills on the darknet throughout 2017 and perhaps even earlier than 2017. He told ... Read More »

German Ecstasy Buyer Fined for

A young man faced a judge to receive sentencing for buying several packages of ecstasy from suppliers on the darknet. The man, referred to without a name or age, lived in the town of Frankenberg an der Eder in Hesse, Germany. Between an unknown date and the summer of 2017, the defendant had—by his own confession—ordered hundreds of ecstasy pills ... Read More »

Drug Buyer Busted After Stuffing Potatoes into Hotel Bathtub

James Johnson, 30, walked out of a courtroom without a prison sentence after police in Eastleigh had arrested him for possessing 2CB and 5-MAPB during a “bizarre” five-day binge that involved women’s clothing and a bathtub filled with potatoes. During the hearing at Southampton Crown Court, Judge Peter Henry described the man’s case as “bizarre.” If nothing else, this case ... Read More »

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Supervision Sentence for Australian Meth Buyer

Magistrate Elaine Campione, at Joondalup Magistrates Court, sentenced a 44-year-old man from Greenwood to 12-months supervision for ordering methamphetamine from the darknet. He had already pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine and possession with intent to supply cannabis. The court noted that the so-called “high purity” methamphetamine concerned authorities. They reported the meth’s purity touched 82 percent. Of course, the ... Read More »

Swedish Drug Buyer Sentenced to One Year in Prison

A 26-year-old man from Högsby, Sweden, was sentenced to one year in prison for drug smuggling and drug possession connected to several purchases made on darknet markets. Many of the drugs he had purchased on the darknet, the man eventually learned, ended up in the hands of Swedish Customs officers during his own investigation. According to the prosecutor, Customs intercepted ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Buyer Busted in Germany

Customs investigators in Frankfurt, Germany, have arrested a 38-year-old from Bremen for allegedly purchasing two weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. A special unit with the Frankfurt Customs Office conducted the investigation during an extensive operation targeting the illegal weapons trade on the darknet. According to an announcement on zoll.de, the official website of German Customs, investigators completed ... Read More »

Counterfeit Buyer Sentenced to Probation in Germany

A judge at a court in Baden-Württemberg sentenced a 23-year-old to a two year suspended sentence for buying counterfeit euros on the darknet. The circumstances surrounding the lenient sentence surprised even the defendant himself as he had a criminal record with 12 entries. The 12 crimes the defendant had previously committed included an almost identical counterfeit crime. “Another jam and ... 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 »

Suspended Sentence for Counterfeit Buyer

A 35-year-old from Sigmaringer, Germany ordered counterfeit 20-euro notes on the darknet and used the notes in local shops and stores. The court sentenced him to one year and three months on a suspended sentence. The man admitted that he had purchased and spent the counterfeits more than one year ago. Police in Sigmaringer learned of the counterfeit notes after ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Darknet Meth Buyer

At Rockingham Magistrates court, Daniel John Smith faced a prison sentence for ordering methamphetamine on the darknet, along with a host of additional charges. To the surprise of seemingly everyone in the courtroom, Smith ended up walking out of the courtroom with nothing but a suspended sentence and a handful of the usual conditions issued by the government. On August ... Read More »

Undercover Officers Caught a Darknet Gun Buyer in Germany

Before the District Court in Freyung, a 40-year-old man explained how he had attempted to buy a Glock 17 on the darknet for his own protection. The man’s lawyers explained how the series of events that led up to the gun purchase pushed his client over the edge and encouraged him to buy a firearm on the darknet. In light ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for German Counterfeit Buyer

In Bamberg, a set of poorly printed euro notes led to the arrest of a 26-year-old who had ordered hundreds of counterfeit euros from the darknet. The investigation began in January after a shopkeeper immediately spotted the fake notes based on their poor design and construction. Despite the defendant’s poor odds of walking out of the courtroom, the judge let ... Read More »

German Darknet Buyer “Amazed” by Controlled Delivery

In collaboration with the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), drug investigators from the Ingolstadt Criminal Police Office used intel from a vendor bust to catch a 19-year-old darknet drug buyer. The BKA had, according to an announcement by Upper Bavarian police, law enforcement in North Rhine-Westphalia had apprehended a number of darknet drug dealers in early November. During the investigation, ... Read More »

Teen Darknet Buyer Told to “Grow Up” in Court

A 19-year-old, according to his own admission, had ordered a package of MDMA from a darknet vendor in Holland to “experiment” with the drug. The teenager considered himself a “psychonaut,” a police expert explained. Recorder Gareth Evans QC, who did not believe the teen had ordered MDMA for personal use, told the self-described psychonaut to “grow up.” On October 4, ... Read More »