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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 »

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German University Student Arrested For Ordering Large Amounts Of Drugs From The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities arrested an 18-year-old student from Kinzigtal, Germany for purchasing large amounts of narcotics from the dark net for resale purposes. The Offenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against the suspect. The accusations include the unauthorized handling of narcotics in “no small amount”. According to the indictment, the defendant, in the spring of 2015, started trafficking with drugs. ... Read More »

City to Teach Kindergartners About Drugs, Darknet, and Addiction

Communities worldwide continue to blame the darknet for drug problems or usage in schools and other youth organizations. Some countries, for instance, blame increased drug usage on the darknet. Others, in contrast, report outdated drug laws led to more synthetic drug use. Some countries blamed an increase of drug overdoses on the darknet and an influx of synthetic drugs. Some ... Read More »

The accused had ordered cocaine, marijuana and weapons on the Internet. Photo: dpa

Stuttgart Man Jailed For Arms And Drugs Trafficking

Earlier in 2016, law enforcement authorities arrested a 28-year-old from Stuttgart, Germany for possessing large amounts of narcotics, counterfeit money, and weapons in his apartment. Now, the 7th Criminal Court sentenced him to five years in prison. At the end of 2015, the suspect, who is a former hockey youth national player, ordered seven counterfeit 50 euro bills from a ... Read More »

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 »