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Another Attempted Gun Buyer Denied Bail in Ireland

Between December 2016 and January 2017, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested six men (two cases) in an operation against gangland activity “fueled by the darknet.” Darren Bennett was one of the men law enforcement investigated for illegal firearm transactions. And because of the implications associated with illegal firearm deals, a High Court judge ruled that Bennett must ... Read More »

A Glock 17 secured at a gun dealer in Marburg. Photo: Arne Dedert / Archive

Weapon Vendor Who Sold The Gun To The Münich Shooter Formally Charged

The prosecutor’s office in Münich formally charged the man who allegedly sold the firearm to the Münich shooter. The prosecution accused Philipp K., a 32-year-old German man, of negligent homicide in nine cases, negligent bodily harm in five cases as well as violations of the weapons law, Florian Wienzierl, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Münich said in a statement ... Read More »

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US Firearm Vendor Tried To Sell Gun To Customer, Got Jailed

Michael Ryan, a 36-year-old graduate from Kansas, US, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for running a vendor shop on the dark web. According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect sold weapons under the pseudo name ”Gunrunner” on the Black Market Reloaded (BMR) marketplace. During the investigation, law enforcement authorities discovered that Ryan sold a powerful Hi-Point handgun and ... Read More »

Three Arrested For Attempted Gun Purchase In Germany

A 43, 46, and a 51-year-old were all arrested in Germany for attempted weapon purchase over the dark web, according to the joint press release of the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor and the Reutlingen Police Department. The investigation started in December 2016, after the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) tipped a police officer in Esslingen. According to authorities, the 46-year-old, from ... Read More »

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Narcotics Sale, Child Porn, Gun Possession And Rape Charges Against A German

A 37-year-old man from Fahrenzhausen, Germany has been charged with serious crimes including the possession of three handguns, child porn, the distribution of drugs on the internet and the rape of his ex-girlfriend. Court documents say that the accused was involved in the dark net scene since 2013. Firstly, investigators were on the wrong trail, they were tracing the purchase ... Read More »

Illegal Gun Trade on the Rise, Darknet Takes the Heat

Melbourne has seen a rise in the illegal gun trade, and it’s being blamed on the Darknet. Illegal gun dealers have been setting up ads on the classifieds site, Craigslist advertising the sale of weapons; notably firearms. Once contacted, the seller often instructs the would-be buyer to contact them through the messaging app Wickr. Law enforcement have uncovered countless ads ... Read More »

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 »

Prison Librarian Bought Gun On Dark Web

Dwain Osborne (26), a prison librarian at HMP Brixton, ordered a Glock 19 handgun and 100 rounds of ammunition to it from a dark web marketplace and he wanted the gun delivered to his home address in Penge, which Osborne also used as the center of his drug dealing operation. The dealer who was selling the gun to Osborne was ... Read More »

Cardiff Teen Locked Up for Trying To Buy Gun on Dark Web

A 17-year-old teen in Cardiff has been sentenced to 12 months of juvenile prison for trying to buy a Glock handgun from a dark net vendor residing in the United States. In addition to that, when the NCA raided his house where the 17-year-old lived, law enforcement authorities found evidence on the computer, which showed that he was involved in ... Read More »

Nottingham Man Jailed For Attempting To Buy A Gun From Dark Web

Harry Woodward (21), of Church Street, Newark, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for an attempt to purchase a handgun, which cost roughly £1,100, from a dark net market (which has not been named by the court). The man said he needed the gun for self-defense in case of a terror attack, describing by his own words he ... Read More »

Dark web gun fantasist pleads guilty

According to a press release fron the UK national crime agency – A Milton Keynes man who concocted an elaborate story to purchase a gun from the dark web today pleaded guilty to conspiracy to import a firearm and ammunition at Bristol Crown Court. Darren Hillyer, aged 38, posed as a woman aiming to exact revenge on a paedophile ex-lover. ... Read More »

Why Undercover Gun Sellers Are Here To Stay?

As has been shown this past week, US authorities don’t mind taking over dark market vendor accounts associated with firearms sales and aggressively perpetuating investigations into the illicit sale of firearms. Invariably, these investigations are likely to spread their tentacles overseas, because even a convicted felon in the states can, in theory, buy a gun on person to person sales ... Read More »