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Bavaria Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses, but One City Only Sees More Darknet Drugs

According to the National Criminal Police Office, the number of drug overdoses in Bavaria rose to new levels during 2016. Law enforcement, in addition to drug safety groups conducted numerous studies and the results, overall, remained consistent with outside studies. In Augsburg, a city in Bavaria, 27 people died due to drug overdose in 2016, according to Gerlinde Mair, Head ... Read More »

According to own data, the drug consume has sold 80 grams of marijuana, 125 ecstasy tablets and three grams of amphetamines.

Austrian Sentenced For Ordering Drugs From Canada And The Netherlands

A 21-year-old from Bludenz, Austria was sentenced to 12 months of probation for ordering narcotics from the dark web and reselling them. According to the defendant, he bought drugs from dark net vendors since the prices on the dark web were much cheaper than on the streets. The 21-year-old placed orders for packs of 233 grams of marijuana and 200 ... Read More »

In addition to 32 cannabis plants, the policemen found much more in their search.

During House Search German Police Found Drugs Ordered From The Dark Web

A 22-year-old man and his 27-year-old wife were arrested in Melle, Germany for possessing of narcotics. The investigation started with an internet search, which led police to the 22-year-old’s home. Authorities suspected that the accused bought narcotics from a dark web vendor shop. On January 10, law enforcement authorities visited the man’s apartment. His wife opened the door and allowed ... Read More »

Elmshorn Man Arrested For Buying Drugs From Dark Web

A 31-year-old was arrested in Elmshorn, Germany for buying narcotics from the dark web. The Customs Office in Essen intercepted a package containing 500 grams of amphetamines. The parcel belonged to the 31-year-old suspect. The package was delivered to an address in Norderstedt, but law enforcement authorities quickly tracked down the suspect’s location in Elmshorn. On December 30, police raided ... Read More »

Hospitals in Turkey Report Spike in Synthetic Cannabinoids from the Darknet

In Manisa, Turkey, an official spoke to the press regarding an ongoing drug dependency issue—precisely an issue tied to the darknet. Dr. Ümit Atman, Head of the Public Health Department’s Drug Dependency Program, had a unique perspective. She said that 30 percent of the people hospitalized for drug issues purchased the substance(s) online. The increasing number of hospitalizations, she said, ... Read More »

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Suspect Claims Someone Else Used His Computer to Buy Drugs, Jury Agrees

Kyle Nathan Smith, a 45-year-old Christchurch man, pleaded not guilty to five drug importation charges. The judge, Judge Brian Callaghan, agreed with the defendant. He found Smith not guilty on five charges of heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA importation. The 45-year-old claimed someone else used his computer to buy drugs off the darknet. At the start of the three-day Christchurch District ... Read More »

Report: Increase In Parcels Containing Drugs In Estonia

A recent report by the Tax and Customs Administration (MTA) in Estonia revealed that the number of packages containing narcotics arrived in the country has seen an increase. According to the report, the International Postal Department seizes an average of one pack a day that has drugs inside. The number of narcotics packages intercepted by Estonian border authorities have been ... Read More »

Four Accused Of Selling Drugs On Dark Web In Sweden

Three men and a woman were accused of running a vendor shop and selling narcotics on the dark web by Skaraborg District Court. Law enforcement authorities believe the dealers made about five million SEK ($540,000) by distributing the illegal substances. According to the indictment, the vendor shop ran between 2013 and April 2016. In April, Swedish law enforcement authorities raided ... Read More »

28-year-old German Sentenced To Probation For Ordering Drugs

A 28-year-old man from Aibling, Germany was sentenced to 22 months of probation for ordering drugs from the dark web. According to police information, the Aibling electrician ordered drugs in 16 cases in 2013. The 28-year-old thought he was in complete anonymity when he made the purchases, however, he was among those persons who the FBI cracked their IP addresses. ... Read More »

Smuggling Counterfeit Drugs Is The New Business In Germany

According to a report by welt.de, organized criminals cut huge profits by smuggling counterfeit drugs into Germany. Unlike “traditional drugs”, counterfeit pills are quite easy to smuggle and can be sold for high prices, the report says. However, German authorities are allegedly planning a two-step action to create a barrier for this new trade. Currently, a criminal gang is standing ... Read More »

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Authorities Push Legislation That Aims To End The Shipping Of Drugs Via USPS

In September, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman delivered remarks on the Senate floor, highlighting his legislation to stop opioid trafficking. Following mass overdoses on fentanyl and carfentanil, lawmakers are racing to combat what has been described as an epidemic. Portman’s legislation, the Synthetics Trafficking & Overdose Prevention (STOP) Act, focuses on making trafficking via USPS more difficult. “It [carfentanil] comes from ... Read More »

Two German Dealers Caught, 100,000 Euros Worth Of Drugs Seized

Police officers in Emlichheim arrested two alleged drug dealers on September 9th. There is a chance that the 53 and 56-year-old men were selling drugs on the dark net since law enforcement authorities seized 37 letters full of drugs, ready for delivery. According to the police report, the men sent narcotics within Germany and internationally. During the search, authorities found ... Read More »

Engineering Student Admitted Selling Drugs He Ordered From Dark Web

Zhe Wang, a 20 year-old Queens resident and former engineering student at the University at Buffalo, admitted to money laundering and conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. He was one of three people taken into custody. In 2015, Wang used around $74,000 worth of bitcoins to purchase Xanax from a darknet marketplace. According to the law enforcement authorities, the former UB ... Read More »

Dark Web Use Rising Making Drugs Safer EU Report Says

According to a report from the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), dark net usage is rising in popularity in the EU. The report says the dark web had received pretty much attention in the past and is playing an important role in the drug trade “particularly with respect to sales of new psychoactive substances.” The EMCDDA ... Read More »