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Yet Another German Arrested After Unsuccessfully Purchasing a Gun from the Darknet

A 28-year-old was arrested for the attempted purchase of a Glock 17 from the darknet, not but days after another German pleaded guilty for the same crime. The 28-year-old from Erding was arrested in a way that mirrored the arrest of another. In late September, a 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district was arrested for another attempted weapons purchase from the ... Read More »

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German Police Call the Deepweb an Interface for Terrorism, Promise to Crackdown Harder

Following an organized crime study, Holger Münch, president of Germany’s federal police (BKA), revealed how the deepweb changed the playing field. The data presented by Münch highlighted how the deepweb has been an interface for terrorism. Similar to Münch’s statement after the Munich shooting, the BKA president vowed to increase action against illegal internet activity. Münch said “We [the BKA] ... Read More »

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German Special Forces Arrest Darknet Amphetamine Vendor

On October 14, 2016, German Special forces prepared for an early morning raid. Law enforcement followed a “drug trail” that led directly to a house in Dinslaken. An initial investigation revealed the house’s resident was a darknet vendor. According to a spokesman from the prosecutor’s office, Special Task Force had been called in based on a potential firearm threat. Investigators ... Read More »

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Two German Men Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Deepweb

In early 2016, Bavarian police received information on a currency counterfeiting operation in Geisenhausen. A thorough investigation ensued. The counterfeiting “workshop” was discovered in a garage owned by two German men: a 22-year-old and a 24-year-old. After the investigation, both men were arrested and remained in custody until the court date on October 12, 2016. The majority of the details ... Read More »

German Darknet Market Reseller Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

A 40-year-old man from Bavaria has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for drug trafficking. According to investigators, the unnamed man bought $30,000 worth of drugs from darknet marketplaces. He then distributed the drugs throughout southern Bavaria. Investigators claimed, during court hearings in October, that the man operated between June 2013 and October 2015. He served ... 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 »

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German Police Busted A Major Deepweb Vendor And Nobody Noticed

Following a deepweb crack-down promised by law enforcement in Germany, another suspected deepweb vendor has been arrested. While little information is known, the current details indicate the arrestees ran a large scale global operation. In July, the Federal Police in Germany announced that investigating the deepweb has become a priority for federal law enforcement. This newfound focus came directly from ... Read More »

German Minister Pushing for Facial Scanning at Mass Transit Terminals

Following two terrorist attacks in the country, Germany’s Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere announced that he wants to introduce facial recognition software at train stations and airports throughout the country. Germany has been in a state of paranoia after two recent “acts of terror.” In one of the attacks, a teenage refugee from Pakistan attacked passengers on a train in ... Read More »

$400,000 In Bitcoin Seized in the Arrest of German Deepweb Vendors

We reported in July that German law enforcement was planning to crack down on deepweb vendors, and the results of their increased cyber investigations have been paying off. A joint operation between Germany’s Central Office of Cybercrime and the Federal Customs Administration has led to the arrest of four German individuals involved in deepweb narcotics trafficking. On August 11th, German ... Read More »

German DNM Vendor Arrested For Selling Glock to Munich Shooter

In the investigation following the Munich shooting where David Ali Sonboly killed 9 people, German police discovered that the 18-year-old had purchased the weapon from a vendor on the deepweb. Nearly a month after the shooting spree, the Bavarian state police have reportedly caught the person behind the transaction. On July 27th, Holger Muench, head of Germany’s Federal Police, told ... Read More »

German Arms Vendor Dosensuppe Sentenced to Five and a half Years

32-year-old Christian L, or Dosensuppe as he was known on darknet, was sentenced to five and a half years in prison for selling firearms illegally using dark net markets. The judge presiding over the case said that he had sold enough weapons to equip a small army. The judge also pointed out that the man responsible for the Munich shooting ... Read More »

German Police Arrests User Who Bought Weed On Silk Road Years Ago

An unnamed German user of the former Silk Road Marketplace and Outlaw Marketplace had been fined over €3,000 for ordering cannabis 17 times from dark net marketplaces. According to independent researcher Gwern Branwen, who the buyer just contacted, the customer’s 17 purchases varied from 1.5 and 7.4 grams of cannabis and the time frame when the purchases took place was ... Read More »

German TV show gets scammed trying to buy an AK47 on the DarkNet

It was supposed to be a great story about terrorism, uncertainty and the evils of the DarkNet. The title of German TV Show #Beckmann “Fear of terror – how endangered is Germany?” already gave a hint where it was heading. Channel ARD’s production aimed to scare its viewers creating an atmosphere of angst. Security experts proclaimed the amazing conclusion that it’s ... Read More »