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Police Seized 60K Xanax Pills in Tennessee Drug Bust

Tennessee law enforcement uncovered a massive cache of pressed ‘Xanax’ pills and alprazolam powder while executing arrest warrants at two locations in Rutherford County. According to a statement from local authorities, the suspects had nearly 60,000 fake Xanax pills and one pound of pure alprazolam—the active ingredient in Xanax. The police valued the pills and powder at 1.3 million dollars. ... Read More »

Darknet Bust Leads to Portugal’s First Bitcoin Seizure

In Atouguia da Baleia, a judge sentenced a couple from Poland to prison for selling narcotics on the darknet. The husband received a seven year prison sentence and the wife received a sentence of only five and a half years. The Judicial Police seized the couple’s cryptocurrency earnings and, in doing so, made the first Bitcoin seizure in Portugal. Grezegorz, ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said. Raids were executed at five houses in ... Read More »

German Police Bust Another Darknet Child Abuse Forum

According to the public prosecutor of Hechingen and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Office of Criminal Investigation (LKA), a lengthy investigation led to the arrest of a suspected operator of a darknet child abuse (“child pornography”) forum. The press release revealed very little. It reads in a way that suggests the authorities, for the time being, want to keep other forum members ... Read More »

RCMP Bust Fentanyl Distribution Ring with Darknet Ties

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested several suspected members of a darknet fentanyl distribution network. In mid December, the RCMP raided a drug lab in Chateauguay that had been pumping out fentanyl and carfentanil. Thirty police officers participated in the drug bust and arrested a total of at least eight suspects—some at the drug lab and others at various ... Read More »

Leakbase Shutdown Might be Connected to Hansa Bust

The Dutch National Police’s infiltration and takedown of the Hansa marketplace may be linked to the recent shutdown of Leakbase, a shop that sold usernames and passwords from hundreds of data breaches. Leakebase, in early December, unexpectedly redirected visitors to haveibeenpwned.com. Leakbase users reported connectivity issues several times this year. Hackers, at one point, even leaked the usernames and passwords ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Darknet Trafficking Group

In 2015, law enforcement in the Netherlands arrested three suspects in connection with a cannabis growing operation in the province of Friesland. More than two years later, Friesland detectives completed an investigation that led to to the arrest of the same three suspects for operating a massive darknet ecstasy and marijuana trafficking operation. Over 150 police officers raided 10 houses ... Read More »

Guardia Civil Bust Former Alphabay Pistol Vendor

With assistance from Europol, Spain’s Guardia Civil arrested a 24-year-old firearm vendor who had sold on Alphabay, along with other darknet matters that allowed weapon listings. In 2017, he had already distributed guns to 30 buyers in 11 countries. The Guardia Civil service called him one of the biggest weapon vendors on the darknet. The Spanish national found himself at ... Read More »

Canadian Law Enforcement Bust Two Darknet Vendors

In Kelowna, Canada, law enforcement rounded up two suspected carfentanil dealers as part of an operation known as “Project E-Neophile.” The suspects have allegedly been selling fentanyl and carfentanil on the darknet. According to the RCMP, the dealers operated part of Canada’s most “sophisticated drug organization” responsible for the distribution of the hyper potent opioids. The suspects, James Nelson and ... Read More »

German Man Caught in International CP Bust

In Erfurt, a German city in the state of Thuringia, a 34-year-old confessed to sexual abuse charges that stemmed from his actions on a darknet chatroom. The 34-year-old Gotha man was one of 50 caught in a international child abuse network sting operation. At the District Court of Erfurt, the judge—one who had dealt with similar cases—spoke of his shock ... Read More »

Third Suspect Arrested in German Drug Lab Bust

According to the Prosecutor’s Office in Ansbach, a Bavarian city 25 miles from Nuremberg, German authorities had arrested three darknet drug dealers and three of their customers. After months of investigation, the investigators had uncovered an international drug trafficking network, Michael Schrotberger of the Prosecutor’s Office said. The drug traffickers had distributed more than one million dollars worth of numerous ... Read More »

Dark Web Drug Dealers And Customers Arrested In German Bust

Recently, the German police reported that they arrested three darknet drug vendors and three of their customers. Law enforcement authorities seized large amounts of narcotics from the suspects, which they estimated to be worth more than one million euros. On August 25, the German police reported that they conducted a successful raid, in which they arrested six suspects. According to ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Charge Sheets to Be Filed On the Hyderabad Darknet Related Drug Bust

The progress of the Hyderabad drug bust has been impressive and effective so far. The Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department arrested 22 people accused of peddling high-end designer and recreational drugs from the deep of the internet called the Darknet. The investigation into the arrest has been a smooth one, and the recent news reaching us is that a charge ... Read More »

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Timeline: Feds Bust Massive Alphabay Vendor “HumboldtFarms”

On August 8, a Homeland Security Investigations officer signed a completed arrest warrant, signalling that he had arrested William James Farber in Los Angeles, California. Farber, a 37-year-old convicted felon, had operated—along with six co-conspirators—one of of the most successful Alphabay vendor accounts in existence. At the group’s peak, they shipped 1,000 packages every week. Not only had Farber sold ... Read More »