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German Darknet Drug Dealer Sentenced to 7 Years in Prison

A software engineer from Geldern, Germany, was sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of darknet drug trafficking. The 37-year-old man had told the court that he engaged in the illicit sale of drugs to help his cousin. In passing the sentence, the court determined that the man sold cannabis and its products through the darknet ... Read More »

Billings Woman Arrested Alongside her Father Pleads Not Guilty to Dark Web Drug Trafficking

A 29-year-old Billings woman entered a not guilty plea after she was indicted with dark web drug trafficking charges. The woman was arrested alongside her 69-year-old father, whom the authorities believe she ran the dark web drug trafficking operation with from their West End home. The two allegedly accepted payment in bitcoin and delivered the drug packages to their clients ... Read More »

ENERGY CONTROL INTERNATIONAL FREE DRUG TESTING FOR FAKE ALPRAZOLAM PILLS

(Article Provided by Energy Control) Our International Drug Checking Service has detected a dangerous adulteration in a serie of eight samples submitted as “alprazolam” for drug testing during the last month. Our analyses have revealed no presence of this drug, but a mixture of promethazine, cyproheptadine and amantadine, with 2-6 additional unidentified substances in the following samples: A pill received ... Read More »

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Research: Cryptocurrency mediated drug trafficking in Russia

Increased usage of new digital technologies, such as the dark web and cryptocurrencies, has led to digitalization of various crimes, especially illicit drug trading. Using special software, such as the Tor browser, to ensure anonymity and hide their activities, individuals can presently conduct various forms of illegal activities on the dark web, including trading illicit drugs, weapons, and other goods ... Read More »

Billings Man and Daughter Accused of Running a Dark Web Drug Operation from West End Home

Authorities have accused a father and his daughter of running a large scale drug trafficking business and taking advantage of loopholes in postal services. Just like many other vendors, the duo set up a store on the dark web and ran illegal drug services though which they made profits in cryptocurrencies. They are said to have made numerous successful attempts ... Read More »

National Crime Agency has warned dark web drug dealers are branding products “vegan” and “ethically friendly” in a “marketing ploy” to appeal to the middle classes

Drug dealers have hatched a new ploy in which they brand their products as vegan or ethically friendly so as to attract customers, especially those of the middle class. Reports from the National Crime Agency (NCA) say that these dealers market their drugs on darknet market sites to people who prefer to use eco-friendly substances. This tactic has developed many ... Read More »

Finnish Teen Ran a Drug Trafficking Ring on the Dark Web

Investigations carried out by Finnish police based in Eastern Uusimaa, Southern Finland led to the discovery of a dark web drug trafficking ring. The ring in question is believed to have been run by an 18 year old teen and to have dealt in a variety of drugs including MDMA, cocaine, amphetamine, and ecstasy. The ring delivered the drugs all ... Read More »

Dark Web Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Selling Cocaine Through U.S. Mail

A male resident of Florida pleaded guilty to selling cocaine through the dark web. Eimantas Juskevicius admitted that he would market the drugs on the dark web, and then after selling them, he would ship them to his customers via U.S. postal services. Juskevicius had been performing the illegal trade for a while over the darknet under the name ‘decandyman.’ ... Read More »

US Law Enforcement Agencies Say Drug Gangs Are Using China Crypto Channels for Money Laundering

U.S. law enforcement agencies have reported an increasing use of Chinese and Asian cryptocurrencies for money laundering proceeds obtained from drug trafficking in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. This has risen from the estimated U.S. $2 trillion of funds laundered worldwide, of which almost $60 billion is from drug sales in the U.S. only. Most of these drugs are illicit ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Operation Target Darknet Drug Dealers

New Zealand law enforcement has visited more than eighty properties around the country in a sting operation to flush out people who are using dark web hidden marketplaces to instigate illegal activities. The operation was motivated by the rising number of people using the darknet to purchase deadly drugs, which are sometimes causing overdoses and untimely deaths. According to police ... Read More »

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Research: Assessing the link between the physical and virtual illicit drug markets

Illicit drug trading in the physical world has represented the subject of many research studies and is very well documented in academic literature. However, individuals involved in illicit drug trading have recently adopted innovative technologies to boost their profits and evade being caught by law enforcement agencies. Darknet marketplaces have been increasingly transforming the drug trafficking business during the past ... Read More »

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Research: Addressing the growth of darknet drug trading in the US

The use and popularity of the black darknet drug market in the US have been increasing in the past few years. The anonymity offered by darknet marketplaces enables users to steer clear of law enforcement. Current policy is centered on the identification of administrators of darknet marketplaces and the immediate shutdown of their platforms. Even though this policy has led ... Read More »

Nine Dark Web Drug Dealers Arrested for Selling Narcotics with Cryptocurrencies

Nine dark web drug traffickers have been arrested for buying and selling narcotics on a Korean illegal dark web platform using virtual currencies. According to a report released on Sunday by the Seoul Central District Office of Public Prosecutions, the nine suspects are in custody for allegedly trading controlled substances on a hidden online trading platform on the dark web ... Read More »