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FBI Calls Playpen Case “Unprecedented in Scope”

A recent court case sparked heated debates surrounding tactics used by the FBI in the investigation into the now-convicted Steven W. Chase. Chase, as many know, created the “world’s largest child pornography website” called Playpen. He actively participated in administrative roles on the site as the site’s lead admin. Only few protested the convictions of Chase, two admins, and hundreds ... Read More »

470 BTC Stolen in a Nearly Buried 2015 Drug Case

In India, after the Ahmedabad branch of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) raided a narcotics ring, investigators seized 470 bitcoins from the group’s bitcoin wallets. The raid on the group of online drug traffickers occurred in early 2015. At some point in June of the same year, an NCB investigator named Satyendra Kumar Singh “froze the accounts.” Roughly one year ... Read More »

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Update In US Narcotic Case: Yemeni Defendant Pleads Guilty

In an ongoing case, the second defendant pleaded guilty to the charges against him, which includes the distribution of cocaine and heroin on the dark web. On August 2, 2016, law enforcement authorities in the United States arrested Abdullah Al Maswali, a 31-year-old Yemeni national, and Chaudhry Ahmad Farooq, a 24-year-old Pakistani national, both residing in Brooklyn, New York. The ... Read More »

Researchers Record Norway’s First Carfentanil Case

A researcher at the department of drug use at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health recently confirmed the first carfentanil seizure in Norway. In March, a 15-year-old died of an overdose on a substance that, at the time of the death, remained unknown. The 15-year-old died with a small vial labeled C-50 in his room. The police reported that the ... Read More »

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Convicted Narcotic Vendor Shiny Flakes Testifies In Fellow Vendor Chemical Love’s Case

Recently, Maximilian S., AKA. “Shiny Flakes”, testified in the case of the “Chemical Love” vendor group. According to court documents, on April 10, the 22-year-old Maximilian S., who was convicted for running the Shiny Flakes vendor shop on the dark web selling narcotics, testified at the Landau District Court in Germany in the case of the Chemical Love vendor group. ... Read More »

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Prosecutor Appeals The Judgment In Swedish Vendor Case

At the end of February, four men were standing trial at the Halmstad District Court in Sweden for running a vendor shop selling narcotics on the dark web. Later on, the same week, one of the suspects confessed his crimes. Now, almost a month after two of the defendants were sentenced and the other two accused persons were set free, ... Read More »

Update In German Vendor Shop Case: Six Suspects Sentenced To Prison

We have reported earlier that seven suspects who were allegedly running a vendor shop selling narcotics in Germany were standing trial in January. Now, the Duisburg District Court sentenced six defendants to prison and probation sentences. According to the court information, the gang had traded drugs between 2012 and their arrest on February 23, 2016. Police reported that the six ... Read More »

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Update In Vendor Case: Swedish GHB Seller Sentenced To Prison

Recently, after the suspect from Jönköping, Sweden admitted most of the offenses he was charged with, the court sentenced him to prison. In mid-March, we reported that a man in his 40s is standing trial for dark web drug trafficking charges. Now, on April 2, the Jönköping District Court sentenced the 37-year-old (police only released that the alleged perpetrator was ... Read More »

German Police Present Final Report In The Münich Shooting Case

On July 22, 2016, a gunman, who had been later identified as the 18-year-old Ali David Sonboly, killed nine people and himself injuring 36 others in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall (OEZ) in the Moosach district of Münich. The shooting took place at a McDonald’s restaurant near the shopping mall, and in the OEZ itself. According to witness ... Read More »

Four Defendants Sentenced In Dutch Vendor Shop Case

Four suspects were sentenced in the Netherlands for charges, including the running of a vendor shop on the dark web selling narcotics, drug trafficking, and money laundering. According to the court documents, the defendants were running a vendor shop on the dark net selling drugs under the pseudo names “Amsterdam United” and “King Albert Heijn”. The suspects used various marketplaces ... Read More »

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Exploratory Data Analysis for Tor Marketplaces – The Drugs’ Case

The world of anonymous marketplaces represents a novel channel for black markets, which offer a wide variety of illegal merchandize. For most marketplaces on the darknet, the overall incidence of sales is still not comparable with the sales incidence of similar physical markets. Nevertheless, given the fact that it reflects an essential trade channel, offering opportunities to new as well ... Read More »

Irish Police and ATF Pleased With Collaboration in Gunrunner Case

In 2013, the Garda detected the recently convicted darknet weapons seller, Michael Andrew Ryan. Two years later, US law enforcement linked the online identity known as Brad Jones and Gunrunner. He faced 18 various weapons related charges—and they consisted, mainly, of selling Glocks, Berettas, and Tauruses on the darknet. He sold to Ireland, England, Scotland, and Australia, court documents explained. ... Read More »

Alleged Silk Road Admin Plans to Take Case to the Supreme Court

The alleged admin behind the Silk Road forums, Gary Davis, planned another appeal, so to speak, of his Court ordered extradition. John B Peart, Davis’s chief council confirmed that the defense moved to reach the Supreme Court before a small window of time on Irish ground passed. Davis fought the US extradition order since his 2014 arrest on the basis ... Read More »