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German police investigate right extremist email threats sent via the dark web

The German authorities are currently investigating a series of over 100 anonymous email messages, most probably sent by far right extremists to politicians, lawyers, journalists, and a number of public figures across Germany, even including a famous pop star. According to reports by NDR regional broadcaster and Süddeutsche daily, these emails included bomb and other homicide threats, or claimed possession of ... Read More »

German Man that Sold Drugs on Silk Road and Pandora Marketplaces Sentenced to over 3 Years in Prison

A 30-year-old man from Rhein-Sieg District, Germany, was sentenced to three years and six months in prison for darknet drug trafficking in the Bonn District Court. The man began selling drugs on the darknet in 2012 at the age of 23 and managed to trade drugs worth millions of dollars. He allegedly sold ecstasy, amphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and LSD strips ... Read More »

German Clerk Bought Ecstasy Pills from the Dark Web for a Friend and Hid them in the Basement of His House

A 28-year-old German office worker from Pasing accused of purchasing drugs through the dark web has entered a conditional guilty plea. The office clerk allegedly ordered and stored the dark web sourced drugs for a friend with little computer know-how. The clerk was then paid after the friend sold the drugs. Authorities believe the clerk ordered thousands of ecstasy pills ... Read More »

A German Arrested for Buying Amphetamine and Hashish on Darknet

Even though the dark web is continuously giving law enforcement agencies a hard time tracking down criminals who trade illegal products and services on the anonymous platform, the German police seem to be making steady steps towards the fight. Their investigations have led to the arrest of a 26-year-old male suspect who has been conducting illegal drug trade on the ... Read More »

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 »

German Man Sentenced for Selling Stolen Identities on the Dark Web

A judge at a district court in Germany sentenced a fraudster to more than three years in prison for selling the personal information of his victims on the dark web and for using stolen information for his own fraudulent transactions. The defendant, 28, after his arrest, helped investigators track down accomplices and fully cooperated with the police. If not for ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced to Probation for Buying Guns on Alphabay

A judge in a Bavarian courtroom sentenced a defendant to one year of probation for ordering several firearms and packages of ammunition from a vendor on the Alphabay market. However, since the man had not planned to use the guns, even the prosecutor agreed that prison was not necessary. At a hearing at the Schwandorf District Court, District Judge Ewald ... Read More »

A German Faces Trial for Drugs Ordered on ‘Dream Market’

A German man accused of placing two illegal orders for drugs on dark web marketplaces was sentenced in court. He is said to have ordered several small packages of different illegal drugs from the dark web for personal consumption and had them delivered to his home address by mail. The 40 year old man from Pemfling appeared at Chamer District ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced to Rehab for Producing Fake Euros

A 24-year-old from Papenburg was sentenced to two years in prison for producing counterfeit euros and selling them on a dark web marketplace. In addition to preparing counterfeit euros for circulation from his apartment, prosecutors found evidence that proved the man had been using dark web markets to purchase cocaine and other illegal substances. In June, law enforcement in Papenburg ... Read More »

German Darkweb Forum Owner to Appear in Court in November

The owner of the darkweb forum used by the Munich gunman faces charges in a 93-page indictment for providing a platform where users could buy and sell guns, drugs, and other illegal items. His charges stemmed from an investigation into the darkweb vendor who had given the Munich gunman the Glock 17 used in the murder of nine innocent civilians. ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb from Rehab

A judge at the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a drug dealer to three years in prison for assorted drug crimes including selling drugs, buying them on the darkweb, having them shipped to a friend’s house, and using drugs himself. The person who received his packages was also sentenced but instead of prison time, she was fined 900 euros. In ... Read More »