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Swedish Police: Owls are Being Sold on the Darknet

  According to Police in Sweden, crimes against animals are becoming more frequent. One animal in particular—the great grey owl—has been targeted by animal and plant thieves to sell on underground markets. Rare orchids and reptiles have also become popular marks for the bird snatchers, a police department head explained. A fully grown great grey owl can net upwards of ... Read More »

With The EU Funding The Project, Swedish Police Researching Cybercrime And Cryptocurrencies

Along with other national police forces in the European Union, the Swedish police is seeking EU funds to research cybercrime involving the dark web and cryptocurrencies. An evaluation report published last month detailed that the Swedish, Austrian and German police are planning to raise funds from a European Union research initiative called Horizon 2020. According to the official website of ... Read More »

Seven Indicted In Swedish Narcotic Vendor Case

  On June 7, the prosecution charged six men and a woman from Skövde, Sweden, and Grebbestad, Sweden, for running a vendor shop on the dark web selling drugs to their customers. A law enforcement operation on New Year’s Eve led to a comprehensive indictment of a former convict from Skövde, whom the prosecution believes was the mastermind of the ... Read More »

Swedish Police Used Helicopters In The Investigation Against Two Narcotic Vendors

Earlier this week, the prosecution charged two brothers from Skåne, Sweden for selling drugs on the dark web. According to the prosecution, the 39-year-old and the 42-year-old men have been selling narcotics, including cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, amphetamine, cannabis, and other substances, on darknet marketplaces to their customers. Mattias Sigfridsson, the section chief of the regional investigation unit, said that one ... Read More »

Five kilos of amphetamine was picked up at the post office in Åled outside Halmstad. A man is arrested for drug offenses.

Prosecutor Appeals The Judgment In Swedish Vendor Case

At the end of February, four men were standing trial at the Halmstad District Court in Sweden for running a vendor shop selling narcotics on the dark web. Later on, the same week, one of the suspects confessed his crimes. Now, almost a month after two of the defendants were sentenced and the other two accused persons were set free, ... Read More »

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Update In Vendor Case: Swedish GHB Seller Sentenced To Prison

Recently, after the suspect from Jönköping, Sweden admitted most of the offenses he was charged with, the court sentenced him to prison. In mid-March, we reported that a man in his 40s is standing trial for dark web drug trafficking charges. Now, on April 2, the Jönköping District Court sentenced the 37-year-old (police only released that the alleged perpetrator was ... Read More »

Swedish Man Produced GHB And Sold It On The Dark Web

A man in his 40s, from Jönköping, Sweden, stood trial before the Jönköping District Court for drug trafficking. Law enforcement authorities arrested the alleged dark net vendor at the end of last year. Now, he is being prosecuted for serious crimes. According to the indictment, the prosecutor submitted to the Jönköping District Court on March 2, the man was arrested ... Read More »

Five kilos of amphetamine was picked up at the post office in Åled outside Halmstad. A man arrested for drug offenses.

Update In Swedish Vendor Case: One Of The Suspects Confessed

Earlier this week, four men were detained in Halmstad, Sweden, who are suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web. Now, one of the accused persons confessed. According to official documents at the Halmstad District Court, the four suspects were selling narcotics on the dark web. They are charged with aggravated drug trafficking and serious drug offenses. The ... Read More »

Swedish Legislators Push for Change to End Drug Trafficking by Mail

The past few years proved to be a challenge for law enforcement and the law in general, regarding drugs. Studies revealed that more and more people tried drugs for the first time. More people accessed the darknet for the first time. And many people admitted that drug usage only became enticing upon discovery of the darknet—where they made their first ... Read More »

The Trial Of The Swedish Vendor Group Started

In April, Swedish law enforcement authorities raided an apartment in Mariestad and arrested three men and a woman. Four persons were suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web at the time. According to the Skaraborg District Court, the narcotics vendors made about five million SEK ($540,000) in profits by running their drug dealing operation on the dark ... Read More »

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Swedish Police Bust Group of Four Darknet Vendors, Find 100K Ecstasy Pills During Raid

The Skaraborg District Court, on November 16, charged four individuals for the distribution of 15 types of drugs on the darknet. The indictment accused the group of selling nearly $500,000 worth of drugs—most of which came from ecstasy sales. According the to indictment, the group, primarily the two men, had been selling on darknet marketplaces since 2013. One of the ... Read More »

Twelve People Arrested In Swedish Fentanyl Case

A dozen persons were arrested in Olofström, Sweden. The suspects allegedly sold fentanyl on dark net markets. “It shows up very often and we believe it [fentanyl] is used continuously in the country. A few years ago there was a trend of fentanyl patch, in recent times, we have seen it in the form of nasal spray,” a police officer ... Read More »

Swedish Police Claim to Have De-Anonymised 3,000 Darknet Buyers

The month of October ended with harsh examples of global law enforcement’s ever-growing darknet presence. We wrote about one such example: Operation Hyperion. Dutch police launched a site on the deepweb where they issued a warning to buyers and sellers. “You have our attention,” the site announced, followed by a list of arrested vendors. On October 31, Swedish police issued ... Read More »

Swedish Chemical Weapon Vendor Is Soon To Be Sentenced After Psych Evaluation

In September, a Swedish trial concluded wherein the defendant was released from custody due to potential mental illness. A 27-year-old Uppsala PhD student was charged with selling ricin on the deepweb. The hearing would continue once the student passed a psychiatric examination. Almost a month later on October 18, the District Court announced that the man was free of any ... Read More »