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Trio That Sold Drugs Worth Over $17M Through the Dark Web Busted

A man and two women were arrested for allegedly distributing drugs all over Australia through the dark web and the Australian post. The three are believed to have sold drugs worth over $17 million and to have established themselves as the largest dark web drug vendor in Australia over time. The man allegedly led the group and had a vendor’s ... Read More »

A Ring of Fraudsters that Laundered Profits Using Bitcoin Busted

An announcement made by the US Department of Justice disclosed that a multi-year, multi-agency joint operation made up of U.S. law enforcement agencies led by the U.S. Secret Service and other international agencies dismantled a ring of fraudsters that operated from Romania. The ring allegedly had 20 members, 16 of which were foreigners. The ring targeted American victims through online ... Read More »

Austrian Man Busted for Ordering Amphetamine on the Dark Web

An Austrian man allegedly ordered large amounts of amphetamine on dark web marketplaces and then resold the amphetamine and other substances to local buyers. Police accused the man of ordering drugs on the dark web since 2017. In 2017, a man from Salzburg, Austria, allegedly started selling drugs to his friends, who also lived in the city of Salzburg. He ... Read More »

Prolific Meth Vendor and Major Customer Busted in Bavaria

Bavarian authorities announced the arrest of two drug traffickers from Regensburg for buying and selling methamphetamine on the dark web. The investigation involved compromising a vendor’s dark web market account and undercover deliveries. According to an announcement on the website of the Bavarian Central Office of Cybercrime, the German Federal Criminal Police Office arrested two alleged drug traffickers for buying ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly had been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden has arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Ring of Fraudsters that Used Darknet Sourced Information Busted

As more cybercriminals in India turn to the dark web to acquire tools and necessary information to carry out their crimes, the cyber police of Madhya Pradesh busted a ring of fraudsters that sourced information from the darknet and used it to hack into bank accounts of their victims. The five fraudsters were arrested after police launched an investigation into ... Read More »

Bavarian Man Busted for Attempted Glock Purchase

A 26-year-old man from the Bavarian town of Wolfratshausen was recently sentenced to probation for attempting to purchase a gun on the dark web. His arrest, like many similar darknet firearm arrests, was the result of an undercover investigation by the Federal Criminal Police Office in Germany. According to information revealed in the courtroom, the Australian Federal Police had been ... 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 »

New Jersey Man Busted Cloning Credit Cards in a Hotel Room

A Spring Valley, New Jersey, man was arrested on several fraud charges after buying stolen credit card numbers from vendors on the darknet and then writing the numbers to magnetic strips of blank cards. His arrest, like that of another recent fraudster using stolen identities and credit cards, occurred at a hotel where he had been staying under a false ... Read More »

A Gang that Used the Dark Web to Supply Drugs Busted.

Europol has been on the frontline in the fight against dark web crimes. In its bid to acquire all the required forces, Europol recently held a conference at its headquarters and called upon law enforcing agencies from all over Europe to join hands and devise effective means of putting dark web crimes to an end. The conference brought together law ... Read More »

Posting Selfie Gets Darkweb Weapons Buyer Busted

Australian police arrested a man after he posted a selfie on the dark web to buy weapons. According to police reports, 28-year-old Hai Po Zhang was arrested in Western Sydney Park where he was set to meet a darknet weapons vendor to collect his package. Zhang posted a photo with his name and signature to an account that was used ... Read More »

Ecstasy Vendor Busted by Joint Taskforce in the Netherlands

A joint investigation between German and Netherlands police forces led to the arrest of several individuals suspected of running a darknet drug operation responsible for the distribution of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and hundreds of thousands of ecstasy pills. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Public Prosecutor of Münster and the State Criminal Police Office, with assistance from ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor and Three Customers Busted in Mannheim

At the request of the public prosecutor in Mannheim, officials at the Mannheim District Court signed a provisional arrest warrant for four suspected darknet drug dealers and drug buyers, a joint announcement from the Mannheim public prosecutor and the Mannheim Police Headquarters read. The suspects had allegedly used the darknet to buy or sell drugs beginning in March 2016 and ... Read More »

Massive Online Weed Shop Busted in Canada

A press release issued by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) revealed that investigators had shut down an online drug shop. The announcement explained that three men from Edmonton had been running a so-called “mail-order drug distribution network” from a home near 80 Avenue. Canadian law enforcement arrested all three men and charged them with drug trafficking and possession ... Read More »