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Greek Court Postpones Extradition Appeal of Russian Cybercrime Suspect to France

The Greek court has postponed the hearing of the extradition appeal of a “notorious” cybercrime suspect, Alexandre Vinnik. In the courtroom, Zoe Konstantopoulou, Vinnik’s Attorney demanded that the trial be postponed after six hours of the court hearing. The Athens Bar Association Ruling Defense Council strictly prevents work after 3:00 pm. According to reports, authorities also postponed another session of ... Read More »

Feds link Suspect to Fentanyl Overdose Deaths in a Dark Web Drug Ring

Authorities have linked fentanyl overdose deaths to a Cottonwood Heights man accused of running a global pill making illegal operation at his home. According to court documents filed on Thursday, Aaron Shamo knowingly and intentionally distributed an illegal substance on the dark web containing fentanyl, which resulted in the overdose deaths on June 13, 2016. The investigating agents from the ... Read More »

Suspect Behind “GermanTeam” Vendor Account Admits Fentanyl Distribution

At a recent hearing at a District Court in Dortmund, Germany, one of the three suspects accused of running a carfentanil trafficking operation through an account on a darkweb marketplace admitted to his role in the conspiracy. Three men—two brothers and a younger business associate—face lengthy prison sentences after German special forces raided their apartments in 2017 in response to ... Read More »

Murder-for-Hire Suspect Fails a Drug Test for Opioids

The subject of a murder-for-hire investigation in Illinois failed a drug test while free from jail on a $250,000 bail bond. According to the DuPage County prosecutor’s office, the woman tested positive for opioids on a mandatory drug test. The prosecutors filed a motion for the revocation of the defendant’s bail. A DuPage County judge, though, denied the motion and ... Read More »

Third Suspect Arrested in Connection with NSW Drug Syndicate

Not long after suspected drug trafficker Dov Tenenboim named his accomplices in an Australian courtroom, Australia’s Strike Force Bergmark arrested yet another alleged member of the drug trafficking syndicate that had imported more than a million dollars worth of drugs from Europe. The police, in late July, arrested Daniel Sopher—the third member of the darknet drug trafficking group operating out ... Read More »

Operation Dark Gold: 17th Suspect Charged for MDMA Distribution

According to a press release from United States Attorney Ron Parsons, a South Dakota man laundered thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin and bought numerous packages of MDMA from darknet vendors. The defendant, John Edward Monette, 49, was charged in connection with the recent federal investigation into darknet vendors known as Operation Dark Gold. Homeland Security Investigations, court documents revealed, ... Read More »

Isle of Man Suspect Downloaded the Worst Child Abuse Content Available

A 24-year-old from Castletown, Isle of Man, downloaded the most severe child abuse videos from the darknet, a Magistrates heard after deciding they lacked the ability to adequately sentence the suspect. Magistrates believed the maximum sentence they could impose—six months in custody—would not have served as a harsh enough punishment. And as a result, in July, the man will attend ... Read More »

Suspect Calls ‘Black Death’ Kidnapping a Publicity Stunt

Lukasz Herba, the Polish man accused of kidnapping an Instagram ‘model’ to auction on the darknet, told officials that the model had planned the so-called “kidnapping” to further her career. The model, Chloe Ayling, had accused Herba and his brother of luring her to a fake photoshoot in Milan, kidnapping her, and attempting to auction her on the darknet several ... Read More »

Second Suspect Arrested in Darknet Child Abuse Case

During the Fall of 2017, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) released photograph pulled from a video found on a darknet child abuse forum and asked for the public’s help in identifying the victim (and the abuser). Within hours, the child’s mother saw the pictures and travelled to a police station with her daughter. The police quickly identified the abuser ... Read More »

Darknet Opioid Ring Suspect to Stay in Jail Until Trial

Drew Wilson Crandall, an alleged member of a Utah-based darknet opioid ring, must wait for an upcoming trial from behind bars, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled in late November. A grand jury had previously indicted Crandall and five co-conspirators for their roles in an international drug trafficking organization. Crandall allegedly helped Aaron Michael Shamo rise as a successful darknet ... Read More »

Marijuana “Should Be Here Monday,” Suspect Told Police

Following a string of recent drug importation crackdowns in Australia, the Australian Federal Police and the Mildura police arrested an international drug buyer who had ordered several packages of methamphetamine between April and July. The case itself began with the Australian Border Force—a government body that frequently receives credit for intercepting drug packages and collaborating with international partners. The Australian ... Read More »

Third Suspect Arrested in German Drug Lab Bust

According to the Prosecutor’s Office in Ansbach, a Bavarian city 25 miles from Nuremberg, German authorities had arrested three darknet drug dealers and three of their customers. After months of investigation, the investigators had uncovered an international drug trafficking network, Michael Schrotberger of the Prosecutor’s Office said. The drug traffickers had distributed more than one million dollars worth of numerous ... Read More »

Suspect linked to Bomb Threats offered Services on Dark Web

Reports coming from the U.S authorities have revealed that an American-Israeli teenager charged with making bomb threats to Jewish community centers as well as schools over the United States advertised his services on an online darknet marketplace which is no more and may even have had a customer. He was accused of a swell of bomb threats against over dozens ... Read More »