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Online drug dealers dumping cryptomarkets for WhatsApp and Telegram

According to a recent report published by the Independent, online illicit drug dealers are shifting to encrypted messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and Telegram, as law enforcement agencies are increasingly cracking down on darknet marketplaces, or cryptomarkets. Citing the works of an anonymous darknet researcher, the Independent report stated that drug dealers are currently advertising their Telegram channels via graffiti ... Read More »

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Research: The Fourth Amendment and darknet drug dealers

The anonymity offered via the Tor network, and other parts of the dark web, has helped the online drug trading business flourish during the past few years. Law enforcement agencies face great challenges in order to monitor and take down dark web drug marketplaces. One of these challenges involves protecting the human rights of potential dark web drug dealers. A ... Read More »

National Crime Agency has warned dark web drug dealers are branding products “vegan” and “ethically friendly” in a “marketing ploy” to appeal to the middle classes

Drug dealers have hatched a new ploy in which they brand their products as vegan or ethically friendly so as to attract customers, especially those of the middle class. Reports from the National Crime Agency (NCA) say that these dealers market their drugs on darknet market sites to people who prefer to use eco-friendly substances. This tactic has developed many ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Operation Target Darknet Drug Dealers

New Zealand law enforcement has visited more than eighty properties around the country in a sting operation to flush out people who are using dark web hidden marketplaces to instigate illegal activities. The operation was motivated by the rising number of people using the darknet to purchase deadly drugs, which are sometimes causing overdoses and untimely deaths. According to police ... Read More »

Nine Dark Web Drug Dealers Arrested for Selling Narcotics with Cryptocurrencies

Nine dark web drug traffickers have been arrested for buying and selling narcotics on a Korean illegal dark web platform using virtual currencies. According to a report released on Sunday by the Seoul Central District Office of Public Prosecutions, the nine suspects are in custody for allegedly trading controlled substances on a hidden online trading platform on the dark web ... Read More »

Italian Police Bust a Group of Drug Dealers and Bitcoin Launderers

An investigation conducted by Italian law enforcement concluded after a series of coordinated raids in several cities in Italy led to the arrest of nine suspected drug dealers and money launderers in early October 2018. According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato (State Police), the suspects had been operating a massive marijuana distribution operation involving internet drug sales, ... Read More »

Prosecutor Decides Not to Appeal a Drug Dealer’s “Unduly Lenient” Sentence

In late September, an ecstasy dealer in Jersey narrowly avoided incarceration at a sentencing hearing and was instead sentenced to community service. The Attorney General, after hearing that the dealer’s sentence included no time in prison, announced that the prosecution planned to appeal the sentence, claiming that it was “unduly lenient.” In October, the Attorney General has reversed his decision, ... Read More »

Jersey Prosecutor Considers Fighting a Dealer’s Probation Sentence

Roughly one week after a court in Jersey sentenced an ecstasy dealer to almost 400 hours of community service, the Law Officers’ Department announced that they have considered appealing the sentence in an effort to impose a prison sentence of two years. The sentence was controversially handed down without the unanimous agreement of other court officials and without consideration of ... Read More »

NCA Fentanyl Investigation Goes After UK Dealers Product and Distribution

The National Crime Agency (NCA) launched an investigation into the recent report concerning the distribution of fentanyl drugs to around 30 countries. The drug vendors were all located within the United Kingdom. Following the high demand for this potent drug, vendors responded by producing them through any available means. The dark web has made it easier for sellers and buyers ... Read More »

Austrian Dealers Admit Ordering Amphetamine on the Darknet

In a recent article, DeepDotWeb covered the arrest of two drug dealers from Salzburg responsible for the distribution of kilograms of various drugs throughout Salzburg. According to the arrest reports, the duo had been buying large quantities of drugs on the darknet and reselling the drugs to local distributors and smaller buyers. After Customs in Frankfurt, Germany, intercepted several packages ... Read More »

ICE Agents Posed As Money Launderers to Bust Darknet Drug Dealers

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that federal law enforcement agents have filed charges against 90 people as the result of an undercover federal operation on the darknet. The undercover investigation was conducted by law enforcement agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations branch. ICE is itself a branch of the Department ... Read More »

Two German Dealers Charged for Fentanyl Distribution

In the summer of 2017, a German law enforcement operation took media outlets by surprise. The operation, conducted by German special forces, also surprised two suspected darknet fentanyl and carfentanil vendors. Neither expected the forceful removal of their doors on the morning of an otherwise normal day. The German Federal Police unit for Combating Serious Organized Crime and Terrorism, the ... Read More »

Alleged Dealer’s Hearing Temporarily Suspended Due to Faulty Warrant

In the Rosenheim District Court, the prosecutors had trouble proving that a 29-year-old from Waldkraiburg had been selling drugs since early 2017. The hearing was suspended and rescheduled for a later date when the prosecution decides to move forward. Although the evidence was stacked against the alleged drug dealer, the police made a mistake during the investigation that, when brought ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »