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New Zealander Imported Drugs, Tried To Produce Meth, Sentenced To Jail

A man from New Zealand was sentenced to prison for purchasing drugs from overseas countries and for ordering substances used for the production of crystal methamphetamine. He allegedly conducted all deals on the dark web. Leigh James Thomas, 30, of Himatangi Beach, New Zealand was sentenced to prison importing methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy along with substances and equipment used to make ... Read More »

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Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail

On July 5, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police conducted raids at several locations in Montreal and Trois-Rivières. The RCMP Integrated Technology Crime Group executed the raids in connection with an investigation into a global network of firearm and drug trafficking on the darknet. According to an RCMP spokesperson, the investigation involved the FBI and other, global law enforcement agencies. Canadian ... Read More »

Silk Road Founder Ross Ulbricht Almost Ended Up In Jail Due To A Water Leak In 2011

Ross Ulbricht, the convicted administrator of the infamous Silk Road Marketplace, was almost arrested by law enforcement authorities thanks to a water leak in 2011. According to American Kingpin, a new book by Nick Bilton documenting the rise and fall of Silk Road, Ulbricht started cultivating hallucinogenic mushrooms in early 2011. His master plan was to grow and harvest the ... Read More »

Teenage PlayPen Member Sentenced to Six Months in County Jail

Over the course of the last year, we learned of the FBI’s blatant disregard for the federal law during Operation Playpen. They hacked, at a minimum, 8,000 computers and only received a warrant from a magistrate judge in Virginia. Luckily for 19-year-old Lucas Zalesny, the District Attorney knew that Federal judges were throwing out the FBI’s evidence. After Zalesny had ... Read More »

Reddit User Explains How To Use Monero and “Not End Up in Jail”

After both Oasis and Alphabay announced the support of the lesser-known cryptocurrency Monero, marketplace forums and the /r/DarkNetMarkets subreddit have been filled with posts riddled with misinformation on the topic. Being less popular than Bitcoin and Ethereum, the usage and security of Monero raises many questions that need answers. One of the moderators of /r/DarkNetMarkets, “sapiophile,”submitted a post titled “IMPORTANT ... Read More »

BTC Users Could Get Jail Time in Russia

The Russian Finance Ministry is preparing to introduce legislation next month that would fine and jail digital currency users, according to Bloomberg. The Legislation, which was amended last month, has miltiple tiers of penalties depending on the persons usage, according to Interfax, a Russian news agency. For regular citizens who casually use bitcoin, a penalty is 500,000 rubles($7,800) or four ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendors PlutoPete and RichieRich Sentenced to 5 Years

According to the British NCA: One of the Silk Road’s most renowned British vendors and his business partner have been sentenced to a total of ten years after an NCA investigation uncovered the buying and selling of a catalogue of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine and methamphetamine. The pair publically claimed they were running a legitimate business selling legal highs. ... Read More »

Gladstone Man Facing Jail For Possessing Ice

Buddy Lipczynski (26) from Gladstone, has been arrested by police for possessing 1.9 grams of methylamphetamine (meth/ice). The man was on suspended jail sentence since he pleaded guilty last August to possession of a document on a flash drive that held instructions on the manufacturing of methylamphetamine. Lipcynski has stood before court several times for multiple drug-related charges and for ... Read More »

Australian DarkWeb Pedo Site Admin Sentenced To 35 Years in Jail

Former Families Worker in South Australia, Shannon Grant McCoole (33) has pleaded guilty to a horrifying list of sex crimes against underaged children in his care and was sentenced to 35 years in jail. His crime was brutal, one of the children he molested was only 18 months old. There were even children who had autism or were disabled. He ... Read More »

Silk Road 2.0 Vendor Arrested in Onymous May Be Facing Jail (UK)

As it was published in walesonline: A drug dealer caught as part of an international clampdown on the so-called “dark net” platform Silk Road 2.0 has been warned he could face jail. Cei William Owens, was arrested with six other Britons last year by the National Crime Agency (NCA), hours after the FBI swooped on the controversial website’s alleged creator. ... Read More »

Meet Steven Ruijter: Utopia Market Developer Aka “CosaNostra”

Update: At the 10th of June 2015 – Steven was sentenced to a lengthy Jail term along with 15K Euro fine, if you want to help feel free to donate to him via this address: 12CogZNo4CFLZ6ViMZL5NcrwBA5svXi12V Utopia was one of the markets with the shortest lifespan, only one week before its founders, former staff member of BlackMarketReloaded were raided, arrested ... Read More »

3 OD in Portland Jail: Evolution Fentanyl Vendor Busted

According to a report in oregonlive.com  (see article for full details) A 27-year-old inmate in the Justice Center Jail is accused of smuggling a synthetic opioid many times more powerful than heroin (Fentanyl ) into the downtown Portland lockup last weekend, causing at least three of her fellow inmates to overdose – the investigation led to an evolution vendor who ... Read More »