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World Drug Report: Cocaine Trafficking and Darknet Markets

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released the World Drug Report on June 22. Drug trends resembled those from the Global Drug Survey. Health issues as well. The World Drug Report highlighted additional changes to the drug landscape: global increases of coca bush cultivation. Coca bush cultivation increased by 30 percent between 2015 and 2016. Given the increased ... Read More »

Two More Internet Drug Dealers Arrested in Russia

As a result of an ongoing operation into drug trafficking on the area, the Federal Drug Control Service of the Russian Federation (FSKN) arrested two members of a group responsible for the production and distribution of amphetamine in St. Petersburg. The two suspects sold their products through an online drug store. The FSKN identified an organized crime ring operating out ... Read More »

Uncompensated Drug Mule Reported Dealers to Cops

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs in Penza, a city in Penza Oblast, Russia, police arrested two drug crime suspects who sold drugs online and operated a drug distribution operation. The men, a 23-year-old and a 24-year-old, sold amphetamine online until June 13. This follows an ongoing investigation into stimulant and cannabinoid smugglers in the region. The men, authorities ... Read More »

Russia Investigates an Online Drug Trafficking Ring

Russian Authorities arrested four suspects in an investigation into a large scale drug trafficking network that operated from Ussuriysk, Primorsky Krai, Russia. The Drug Control Department of the Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the suspects were in custody and had been charged on June 5. During the investigation, undercover officers bought from one of the main suspects—a 42-year-old in ... Read More »

Large Drug Distribution Ring Broken Up in Romania

In February 2016, an alarming number of juveniles started checking into Slatina County Emergency Hospital after smoking unidentified “hallucinogenic substances.” Every day, the hospital saw more patients with general sickness and malaise—all usually minors or very young adults. Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism opened an investigation into suspected narcotics trafficking finally made arrests in between May and ... Read More »

Husband and Wife Charged for Darknet Drug Distribution

For two and a half years, Daniel and Juliana B. used the darknet to distribute numerous types of drugs—1,205 orders totalling $337,940, according to the prosecution. The trial drew near an end as the evidence against the husband and wife stacked up in front of them. Daniel, the 30-year-old husband accepted and claimed every charge in an effort to shield ... Read More »

Scotland Opiate Treatment is Endangering Other Drug Users

Director of Scottish Drugs Forum, David Liddell, explained that more cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol users landed in emergency departments, in 2017, than opiate and opioid users. This came as an interesting twist—opiates like heroin and fentanyl “were Scotland’s biggest problem in terms of substance misuse.” This, he explained, indicated that the focus of drug services in the country made seeking ... Read More »

25% of UK Drug Users Use Darknet Markets

The Global Drug Survey (GDS) is a London-based drug and alcohol research group that releases, once a year, the results of the world’s largest survey on drug use. The survey covers, for example, trends in drug popularity within a specific country. One point of interest from the Global Drug Survey 2016 showed that global darknet market usage increased significantly—and it ... Read More »

Drug Vendor And Reseller Arrested In Sweden

Law enforcement authorities detained a narcotic vendor in Umeå, Sweden, who allegedly sold the illicit substances in closed groups on Facebook and on the dark web. Investigators also arrested a man from Taby, Sweden, who allegedly bought large quantities from the main defendant with the intention to resell the illicit substances. According to the police information, a 27-year-old man living ... Read More »

Austria Urges The Netherlands To Shut Down Drug Laboratories

The Netherlands, according to the Austrian Interior Minister, is not doing a good enough job in the two countries cooperation in the fight against narcotics. The interior minister urges the closure of laboratories in the Netherlands that are used for the production of drugs, such as ecstasy and methamphetamine, which are then shipped to the United States and other European ... Read More »

Two Arrested In Romania For Drug Trafficking

Law enforcement authorities arrested two men in Iasi, Romania for trafficking in narcotics. Police claimed that one of the suspects ordered the illicit substances from the dark web, while the other bought them from him with the intention to resell the drugs. A press release of the Romanian law enforcement authorities revealed that on May 20, 2017 the Iasi Territorial ... Read More »

German Lawyer Provides Legal Information On Dark Net Drug Orders

Lawyer Philipp Rinklin, who is specialized in criminal law, provided legal information in cases where the defendants have ordered narcotics from the dark web. “Mr. Philipp Rinklin can also support you as an expert in criminal law competently and expertly – because it is your guaranteed basic right to be represented as a defendant in a criminal case represented by ... Read More »

Former Tor Director: Drug Markets Have Taken Over

A writer at CyberScoop, last month, spoke with the former director of The Onion Project, Andrew Lewman. Lewman left the Tor project two years ago and now works at OWL Cybersecurity. He advises military and intelligence agencies in the United States, including the NSA and DHS. As Patrick Howell O’Neill wrote, “his meetings with governments have gone from educating officials ... 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 »