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Germany Seeks to Heighten Cyber Defences Ahead of a Critical European Parliament Election in May

A 20-year-old student hacked and leaked critical information about approximately 1,000 people in Europe with the intent to sell the information on the dark web. The youngster showed how vulnerable cybersecurity systems in Europe have become and has raised concern as to whether people’s information is safe. The unnamed student lived with his parents and did all the hacking in ... Read More »

Germany in the DeepWeb Admin Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

A German court sentenced the owner of one of most prolific dark web forums in Germany to six years in prison for allowing the sale of firearms on the forum. A judge held him accountable for several homicides and assaults connected to the forum. A 31-year-old from Karlsruhe was identified as the owner of the German dark web forum, “Germany ... Read More »

250 Kilograms of Drugs Seized in Joint Operation in Germany and the Netherlands

Law enforcement in Germany and in the Netherlands uncovered a prolific drug trafficking operation operating in both countries. During the execution of several search warrants, police raided almost 20 suspected conspirators and seized more than 250 kilograms of various illegal substances. Nearly a dozen buyers landed in custody too, following a lengthy investigation into the group’s dark web drug scheme. ... Read More »

Another Drug Smuggler Arrested in “Johnny Cash” Case in Germany

In the ongoing case against drug smugglers connected to the darkweb vendor “Johnny Cash,” German law enforcement officers have arrested yet another suspect with assistance from a co-conspirator who became an informant after his arrest. Police have arrested nearly a dozen suspects using only the information provided by the informant. The suspect, a 26-year-old from the Netherlands with a residence ... Read More »

Two Brothers Sentenced in Germany for Selling Ecstasy on the Darkweb

An international investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Europol, and several law enforcement agencies in the Czech Republic aided in the conviction and sentencing of two brothers from Baden-Württemberg who had been selling drugs on a darkweb marketplace hosted in the Czech Republic. In 2014, the Kriminalpolizei in Lörrach, Germany, arrested two brothers for suspected drug dealing on ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Germany

No less than one week ago after being found guilty of operating a successful darkweb drug trafficking operation, a 33-year-old from the district of Weissenburg-Gunzenhausen in Bavaria was sentenced to eight years in prison during a sentencing hearing at the Ansbach District Court. Over the course of roughly one year, the convicted drug dealer sold more than 30 kilograms of ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Trafficker Helped Police Catch Three Co-Conspirators in Germany

In August 2018, a judge at the Regional Court in Münster sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to 45 months in prison for drug crimes connected to a darkweb vendor named “Johnny Cash.” The drug dealer negotiated the relatively short sentence by providing the police with information on his co-conspirators and customers. Less than one month after the drug trafficker’s ... Read More »

Germany: Police Arrest 28 Darknet Drug Buyers in Single Operation

Although the raids and arrests on July 25 only lasted a few hours, the investigation of dozens of darknet drug buyers began in late 2017, German customs (Zoll) said in a press release following the arrest of nearly 30 suspects only hours after the raids. The Zoll investigation culminated in a multi-agency raid in Neubiberg, Ottobrunn, Neuried, and Munich. More ... Read More »

Another Massive Darknet Drug Bust in Germany

Police in Germany arrest suspects behind 125 Kg+ of synthetic drugs. Barely a week after French investigators took over Black Hand, law enforcement in Munster have seized up to 250 kilograms of narcotics that had been previously ordered on the Darknet from the Netherlands. The illegal drugs were destined for clients in Germany. The intelligence team, which comprised of narcotic ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Buyer Busted in Germany

Customs investigators in Frankfurt, Germany, have arrested a 38-year-old from Bremen for allegedly purchasing two weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. A special unit with the Frankfurt Customs Office conducted the investigation during an extensive operation targeting the illegal weapons trade on the darknet. According to an announcement on zoll.de, the official website of German Customs, investigators completed ... Read More »

Counterfeit Buyer Sentenced to Probation in Germany

A judge at a court in Baden-Württemberg sentenced a 23-year-old to a two year suspended sentence for buying counterfeit euros on the darknet. The circumstances surrounding the lenient sentence surprised even the defendant himself as he had a criminal record with 12 entries. The 12 crimes the defendant had previously committed included an almost identical counterfeit crime. “Another jam and ... Read More »

Undercover Officers Caught a Darknet Gun Buyer in Germany

Before the District Court in Freyung, a 40-year-old man explained how he had attempted to buy a Glock 17 on the darknet for his own protection. The man’s lawyers explained how the series of events that led up to the gun purchase pushed his client over the edge and encouraged him to buy a firearm on the darknet. In light ... Read More »