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Two Parma Men Arrested and Face Charges in Nationwide Darknet Drug Raid

Two Parma men, Nicholas J. Powell, 32, and Michael Gonzales 27, have been arrested for running an illegal online drug trade. They were arrested with other drug vendors in a recent nationwide darknet drug raid by the US authorities. In a statement released by the Department of Justice, the duo illegally distributed drugs on the darknet marketplace and found ways ... Read More »

Two Austrians Arrested for Drug Distribution

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Salzburg, a pair of brothers, for roughly one year, ordered drugs from the darknet to resell throughout the Salzburg area. They allegedly ordered on nine separate occasions. The orders often included thousands of grams of various substances. The suspected drug dealers allegedly started buying drugs in May 2017. The first order was small; ... Read More »

Two Arrested for Selling Kilograms of Synthetic Cannabinoids Online

According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey S. Berman, federal agents arrested two men for selling more than one million dollars worth of synthetic cannabinoids on the internet. Even though the investigation that led to the arrest of both suspects turned into a federal case not long after it began, the New York ... Read More »

Three Students Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) of India expressed through its annual report of 2017 the need to monitor the dark web due to its increased use in drug trafficking while using bitcoin as the currency of choice. The report indicated the fact that darknet users have no direct contact with vendors and law enforcement, as the biggest reason more Indians ... Read More »

35 arrested in dark web illegal drugs and arms sweep

Over 35 dark web drugs and arms dealers have been arrested in a nation-wide bust by a joint operation between the US Department of Justice, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Secret Service (USSS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and the Postal Inspection Service (USPIS). This bust was the first nation-wide undercover operation to sweep dark web ... Read More »

Nine Arrested in France in Possession of Darknet Bought Devices

Range Rover owners in France found a reprieve last Tuesday when the department of security arrested nine suspected gang members in Essonne. The thefts of over 68 Range Rovers, comprised of eight members, ages 18 -21 and a ninth, 34 years old. According to reports, the arrests occurred after a six month long investigation starting in January. The gang had ... Read More »

Dealer Arrested for Forcing Ex-Girlfriend to Overdose on Fentanyl

An alleged darknet opioid dealer has been arrested for assault and robbery after attempting to kill his ex-girlfriend. According to a statement taken by authorities in a small town in Washington, Zachary Lowell Madding, 29, had texted his former girlfriend about a “drug that could help her wean off opioids.” When the woman came to pick up the drug in ... Read More »

Sneek Man Keeps Getting Arrested in Darknet Drug Busts

In November 2017, DeepDotWeb covered the investigation and arrest of several individuals who had allegedly been laundering Bitcoin and selling ecstasy and marijuana on the darknet. Some of the suspected dealers had been arrested two years prior for growing marijuana. Less than one year later, two of the same suspects landed in police custody for distributing marijuana. The story truly ... Read More »

Two Arrested for Selling Opioids from Clearnet Websites

According to a press release and announcement from various government officials from different agencies, an investigation into drug distribution on the internet ended successfully when Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested two drug dealers and seized their storefronts. The investigation, headed by the DEA, targeted two large-scale opioid distributors in the United States: Liangfu Huang and Wei Xu. Both suspects, although ... Read More »

A 23 Year Old Mainz Youth Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Police arrested a 23-year-old individual from Mainz after they intercepted a package with 70 grams of amphetamine addressed to his house. Local German authorities claim the 23-year-old bought dark web drugs. Furthermore, he sent them to his house through the regular post, making his capture easier than most darknet market drug traffickers. The intercepted package led police to his home ... Read More »

Four Ecstasy Vendors Arrested in the Netherlands

According to an announcement from the Dutch National Public Prosecution Service, Dutch law enforcement arrested four men for suspected drug production and darknet drug distribution. The announcement accused the men of producing, among other drugs in smaller quantities, massive amounts of ecstasy. The announcement also used a phrase uncommonly seen in similar darknet drug busts: it said the darknet vendor ... Read More »

Napoli Group Counterfeiters Arrested in Bavarian Operation

The Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized more than 100,000 counterfeit Euro notes during a lengthy investigation into a so-called called “counterfeiting gang” responsible for producing and selling counterfeit Euro notes in Naples, Italy. Some readers might remember a connection between Naples and counterfeit Euro notes. The connection, as investigations conducted by Europol and law enforcement in both Italy ... Read More »

Nearly 50 Romanian College Students Arrested For Drug Trafficking Via The Dark Web

In the wake of serious crackdown on drug trafficking in Romania, police in the country have conducted hundreds of searches and arrested several suspects. Among those arrested are about 50 college students linked to trading narcotics via the Darknet. Over 80 people – among them law and medicine students- were arrested in Bucharest after an extensive raid by DIICOT. Police ... Read More »

Austrian Man Arrested for Reselling Counterfeit Euros

According to the National Police Directorate of Lower Austria, a 21-year-old bought counterfeit Euro notes on the darknet and had attempted to use them throughout Austria. After the police caught him, forensic investigators found evidence of several additional crimes stored on his computer. Not only had he ordered counterfeit notes on the darknet, he had also ordered drugs and routinely ... Read More »

Colorado Man Arrested for Darknet Drug Distribution

A six-month federal investigation in Colorado led to the arrest of Paul Carlos Moseley, 31, for allegedly dealing drugs through various darknet markets. Investigators reportedly purchased LSD, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine from the man. The investigation involved the use of classic surveillance tactics, undercover purchases, fingerprint analysis, and casually referenced GPS trackers. Court documents lacked information regarding the start of ... Read More »