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Convicted Dark Web Drug Trafficker to Pay 300,000 euros to the State

A Utrecht young man convicted by a Netherlands court for conducting an international dark web drug trafficking ring online and for money laundering through virtual currencies will have to pay 300k to the state. Apart from sentencing, the court has ordered that the defendant pay at least 300,000 euros to the country after determining the turnover of his illegal business. ... Read More »

Florida Analogue Trafficker Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison

The final defendant in a case against a drug trafficking ring was sentenced in a Florida court to 80 months in prison for ordering fentanyl and other controlled substances from darkweb marketplaces and selling them throughout Florida. Johan Stephen Paniagua, 26, played the primary role in a drug trafficking operation that operated out of Miami-Dade county and Osceola county. According ... Read More »

Opioid Trafficker Admits Selling and Manufacturing Fentanyl Analogues

The leader of an opioid distribution operation in New York pleaded guilty to drug charges linked to the distribution of U-47700 and furanyl fentanyl purchased from various darkweb suppliers. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. of the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of New York announced that Robert Ian Thatcher, 30, had pleaded guilty to two charges ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Trafficker Helped Police Catch Three Co-Conspirators in Germany

In August 2018, a judge at the Regional Court in Münster sentenced a 47-year-old man from Enschede to 45 months in prison for drug crimes connected to a darkweb vendor named “Johnny Cash.” The drug dealer negotiated the relatively short sentence by providing the police with information on his co-conspirators and customers. Less than one month after the drug trafficker’s ... Read More »

Alleged Gun Trafficker to be Released from Pretrial Detention

A suspected darkweb gun trafficker will likely be released on bail, a Magistrate Judge decided in an Alaska courtroom filled with the defendant’s family and friends. The Magistrate Judge ruled that the defendant’s mother could take the defendant into her custody as long as the United States Attorney’s Office of the Western District of New York had no objections from ... 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 »

Darkweb Gun Trafficker Arrested Selling Weapons To Australia

An associate of a U.S. based group which sells firearms on a Darkweb market has been busted. The 29-year-old Gerren Johnson was taken into custody after an international investigation was conducted exposing him as a firearms trafficker. The weapons were smuggled in electronic products and delivered to buyers across the globe especially to people in Australia. In 2017, Gerren Johnson, ... Read More »

International Darknet Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Prison

According to United States Attorney Bob Troyer, U.S. District Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson sentenced 22-year-old Leonardo Cristea to a three year prison sentence for his role in the Italian Mafia Brussels (IMB) drug trafficking operation. After international law enforcement arrested Cristea and nine accomplices in May 2016, Cristea pleaded guilty to a single count of conspiracy drug importation. Court ... Read More »

Texas Meth Trafficker Sentenced to 96 Months in Prison

According to Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning, a 42-year-old Texas man received a 96 month prison sentence for selling methamphetamine and GHB through various online shops. United States District Judge Catherine C. Blake sentenced Patrick Brian Mobley, one of the conspirators in a much larger drug trafficking conspiracy. Mobley disguised his drug sales ... Read More »

Australian Drug Trafficker Caught Using His Own PO Box

Joel Paul Prime, a 32-year-old Eyre Peninsula man, admitted “masterminding” a darknet drug trafficking operation from his family’s rural home. He pleaded guilty in early 2017 to the import and export of a border controlled drug. He later pleaded guilty to almost a dozen other state drug trafficking charges. Recent court documents revealed that the Australian Border Force caught Prime ... Read More »

Australian Storage Unit Drug Trafficker Denied Bail

Supreme Court Justice David Beach ruled that a suspected drug dealer did not fit the conditions for an allowed bail. The suspect, 26-year-old Paul Schembri from the Melbourne suburb of Parkdale, allegedly operated a “mini drug office” from inside a rented storage units. Australian police raided Schembri’s “dark web offices” in October after building a solid case against the man. ... Read More »

Drug Trafficker with a Pistol Disputes “Armed Drug Trafficker” Charge

After a 45-year-old from Baden-Württemberg admitted he had grown and trafficked cannabis, bought opioids from the darknet, and bought a gun from the darknet, the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor’s Office pressed the court for a prison sentence of more than four years. They claimed he committed armed drug trafficking. His defense attorney pushed for a shorter sentence of just under four ... Read More »

Austrian Ketamine Trafficker Sentenced to Probation

After his September arrest for drug trafficking, a 22-year-old ketamine dealer received a light sentence of probation and mandatory drug therapy sessions. On October 30, the Vienna District Court heard how a Burgenland native had financed his own “addiction” to marijuana through drug distribution. One of his family members, the man said, had told him that he could “make some ... Read More »

Steroid Trafficker Sentenced for Online Distribution Ring

According to Acting United States Attorney Tom Larson of the Western District of Missouri, the second defendant of a four person online steroid smuggling ring received a sentence in a federal court. The defendant, Aaron Vincent Schweidler, a 32-year-old from Smithfield, NC, ran a $2.25 million anabolic steroid “over the internet” conspiracy. U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays sentenced him ... Read More »