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Italian Police Bust a Group of Drug Dealers and Bitcoin Launderers

An investigation conducted by Italian law enforcement concluded after a series of coordinated raids in several cities in Italy led to the arrest of nine suspected drug dealers and money launderers in early October 2018. According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato (State Police), the suspects had been operating a massive marijuana distribution operation involving internet drug sales, ... Read More »

Italian Mafia Brussels Leader Sentenced to 132 Months in Prison

During a hearing in late September, the leader of an international darkweb drug trafficking syndicate was sentenced to 11 years in prison for importing ecstasy in massive quantities and conspiring with others to launder money in the United States. The convicted drug dealer, according to the Department of Justice, led an ecstasy and amphetamine trafficking organization that shipped kilograms of ... Read More »

Italian Man Busted After Returning to a Burned Drop

Italian authorities revealed how a 34-year-old known only as “M.F.” in the press had almost avoided arrest while at the center of a drug trafficking investigation. The man, a former resident of Rome, had allegedly been buying large quantities of drugs on the darknet and then reselling them in ways unknown to the police. Despite the dealer’s best efforts to ... Read More »

Suspended Sentence for Italian Drug Trafficker

The Prosecutor’s Office of Bordeaux, France, indicted seven individuals for their roles in an international drug trafficking operation. During the investigation, French customs and the Spanish Civil Guard intercepted 216 kilograms of marijuana extracts and 13 kilograms of dried marijuana. The investigation, led by the Judicial Police of Bordeaux, began in March 2017. As with many cases covered by DeepDotWeb, ... Read More »

Italian Student Arrested for Growing Weed at His House

Authorities in Pisa, Italy, arrested a 28-year-old university student for growing and distributing marijuana. The police stopped him around 9pm and searched his possessions. According to the police, the young man had difficulty concealing his nervousness. The police would not have looked into him any further if he had acted normal. He was otherwise above any particular suspicion, they said. ... Read More »

The Italian ANAC launched online whistleblowing platform using Tor onion services

The Italian National Anti-Corruption Authority (ANAC) has embraced and thereafter launched an online whistleblower platform using Tor onion services. This is expected to encourage and help whistleblowing to manage and expose illegal activities such as corruption cases in government organizations at the same time protecting individual identities. Millions of people make use of the Tor network daily and globally to ... Read More »

Italian Police Released 2017 Cybercrime Data

In a recent press release, Italy’s Polizia Postale shed some light on their operations and arrests in 2017. The Polizia Postale investigates communication crime, including cyber terrorism, hacking, child pornography, and general cybercrime. Last year, in particular, the police noticed an uptick in the use of the darknet in crimes involving child abuse or solicitation. They have sworn to adapt. ... Read More »

Italy Finishes 27 More Italian Darknet Community Raids

On the morning of June 29, 2017, Italian police raided 27 homes throughout 27 provinces. The raids resulted in nine arrests, although only one of the suspects, as of July 1, was identified as a darknet drug vendor. This operation was part two of an investigation into the users of the former Italian Darknet Community. The State Police of Rome ... Read More »

Italy Watched the Italian Darknet Community Since 2016

On Friday, April 28, the Central Operational Service and Lecco Police conducted a series of arrests as part of an international drug investigation. Lecco News reported the event live as law enforcement in Lecco held a press conference that explained the unfolding events. In the Police Headquarters Meeting Room, the Lecco chief prosecutor, Antonio Chapman, told reporters that the “operation ... Read More »

Italian Police Arrested Four Members of a Darknet Child Porn Ring, Identified 120 More

In October, Europol and law enforcement in Italy arrested seven members of a child porn ring with ties to The Love Zone. Italian law enforcement, yet again, made another darknet-related child pornography bust, this time netting four suspects. The Polizia Postale (Postal Police), with the aid of several local agencies, searched 44 houses for 31 suspects. The searches were conducted ... Read More »

Italian Parliament Moves Towards Marijuana Legalization

In a bill that Italian Parliament may be close to passing, citizens who are eighteen or older will be allowed to grow up to five plants for themselves, have up to fifteen grams in their place of residence and posses a maximum of five grams on their person. Senator Benedetto Della Vedova, MP for the People of Freedom Party, organized ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor Group “Italian Mafia Brussels” Busted

A total of six suspects were arrested in Belgium, mostly from the Bruges area, however, there were suspects arrested in Romania and in the United States.  The arrests were part of an international police operation where authorities busted the dark net vendor group called “Italian Mafia Brussels” who sold MDMA and Ecstasy tablets on dark web markets. The drug dealing ... Read More »

The  Story of an Italian Unlucky Cyber Pusher

The article has been contributed by its author – Ex-SR1 & BMR vendor “Fuckthepolice137”, profile: It all started between 2005 and 2006, I was in my early twenties with a sleazy and underpaid job, and the need to make enough money quickly, to leave Italy as soon as possible. While talking to a dear old friend ( one of the ... Read More »

Italian police Bust “Babylon” Dark Web Market

Italian police have shut down a Dark Web marketplace offering illegal goods ranging from child pornography to forged luncheon vouchers, and seized 11,000 bitcoin wallets worth about 1 million euros, authorities said Friday. Officials compared the marketplace discovered by “Operation Babylon” to the Silk Road online black market that was taken down by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in ... Read More »