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New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

Dealers in India Busted, Resold Drugs from US Vendor

On July 2, Hyderabad police arrested three men for LSD and MDMA importation and distribution. The men ordered the drugs from a darknet supplier in Chicago and then distributed them amongst dozens of dealers. The dealers, in turn, spread the drugs throughout Hyderabad and Secunderabad where college students and members of the film industry. Police arrested Calvin Mascarenhas, Abdul Wahed, ... Read More »

Utah Man Faces Life Sentence for Selling Drugs on the Darknet

Utah has once again grabbed headlines on Darknet related news, as a man faces a life sentence for running a store on the Darknet that distributes illicit drugs to buyers. 28 years old, Aaron Shamon, pleaded not guilty to several criminal counts, but he may be sentenced to a life imprisonment if found guilty. According to a source, Shamon made ... Read More »

Benzo Dealer Gets Prison for Selling Misbranded Drugs

In 2015, police connected an overdose in Winchester, Virginia, to “Smarties,” a type of candy. Police warned of an odd color or feel as they were still damp with a chemical compound. They told the public that the candies were laced with a psychedelic compound “similar to LSD.” On June 2017, the person responsible for the distribution of laced candies ... Read More »

CBP Official Explains Darknet Drugs and Package Seizures

On June 27, a House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing for H.R. 2851: Stop the Importation and Trafficking of Synthetic Analogues Act of 2017. The law would allow the Attorney General to introduce analogs into a new drug category, Schedule A. Additionally, it would lengthen penalties for drug crimes and add mandatory minimum sentences. One witness, Robert Perez ... Read More »

Dealer Gave Away 10K in Drugs, Baffles Police

In Linz, a city in Upper Austria, a 28-year-old drug dealer gave away between 9,000 and 11,000 euros worth of heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and amphetamine. Police reported a confusion amongst investigators regarding the motive for giving away free drugs. The investigation started because of something, at the time, unrelated. The dealer raised suspicion after he imported drugs that he purchased ... Read More »

Russian Darknet Buyer Arrested, Said He Resold Drugs

In Udmurtia, a federal subject of Russia located the Volga Federal District, drug seizures, especially seizures of substituted cathinones are far from uncommon. According to the most recent poll, 6,000 or more drug addicts reside in Udmurtia and that number only counts addicts, not drug users. With the growing popularity of the darknet, many started ordering drugs from the darknet ... Read More »

Russian Officials Find Drugs on “Internet Stores”

In a routine audit of internet activity, the Prosecutor’s Office of the Murmansk region discovered “internet stores” that sold drugs. In this so-called “internet sphere,” authorities found sites that posed a threat to the life and health of citizens of the the Russian Federation. In addition to selling illegal drugs, the sites sold also counterfeit medication. The threatening websites violated ... Read More »

Group Busted for Shipping Drugs Inside Lawnmowers

Investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) chased down a drug trafficking ring after finding a lawnmower. In 2015, the NCA intercepted a package from the Netherlands—really a crate from the Netherlands—that contained 11 packages of MDMA hidden within a lawnmower. There, an investigation began. The investigation closed in February 2016 after the NCA gathered more than enough evidence to ... Read More »

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British Festival Dealer Who Sold Drugs To Pay For Medical Treatment Jailed

A student in the United Kingdom had been previously arrested for selling narcotics at a festival to pay his medical treatment. Now, he was sentenced to prison before the Exeter Crown Court. Lewis Rawlinson, a 19-year-old student, according to the court documents, imported narcotics from abroad (mostly from the Netherlands), which he allegedly bought on the dark web, and resold ... Read More »

Phony Bomb Threat Caller Sold Drugs on the Darknet

In early April, police arrested 19-year-old Michael Kaydar at his home in Ashkelon, Israel. Israel’s Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s’ Court remanded the 19-year-old Israeli-American hacker for the third time in part of a larger investigation. Court advised the man of conducting hundreds of fake bomb threat phone calls to Jewish institutions. The investigation took off once the hacker called Jewish Community ... Read More »

Frankfurt Research: Drugs Seized More Frequently At Post Offices Than At Travelers

Officials at the Frankfurt Airport seized more narcotics coming in by mail to post offices and to residential addresses than at the possession of travelers. According to the recent study, at Germany’s largest airport, drugs are found more frequently in the post office of the Frankfurt Airport, and more rarely at travelers. “We have an extreme shift in drug smuggling ... Read More »

French Student Sentenced To Prison For Selling Drugs At The University

Law enforcement authorities in France arrested a university student who is suspected of ordering narcotics from the dark web and selling them locally. According to police information, the 23-year-old computer science student, who was a ”festive consumer”, preferred to use the darknet to purchase the drugs versus shady street deals. Investigators claimed that all kinds of narcotics are sold on ... Read More »

Three Young Suspects Bought Kilos Of Drugs From The Dark Web

German investigators arrested three young persons for ordering large amounts of narcotics from the darknet and selling them to local customers. Three young people, between the ages of 16 and 19, are under investigation, the Customs Office in Münich reported on Wednesday. According to police information, since September 2016, the criminal group allegedly ordered at least 12 kilograms of marijuana ... Read More »