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Chicago Woman Denies Hiring a Hitman on the Darknet

Tina E. Jones, 31, entered a plea of not guilty to solicitation of murder and attempted murder at the DuPage County court, court documents revealed. In April, Chicago law enforcement arrested Jones after she had allegedly arranged for the assassination of a romantic rival through a fraudulent “murder-for-hire “ site on the darknet. According to the information revealed after the ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

Six Teenagers on Trial for Darknet Distribution Operation

At the Coburg Regional Court, a group of six teenagers faced charges connected to a massive darknet drug operation. Officials have called the case “exceptional “ due to the abnormalities seen in the business model and scale of an operation allegedly headed by someone so young. The main defendant—an 18-year-old—allegedly controlled the group’s supply of drugs through contacts in the ... 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 »

Man Sentenced to Probation for Ordering Drugs from the Darknet

At the Feldkirch Regional Court, a 36-year-old eligible for probation faced a panel of judges for sentencing in his second drug importation case within two years. Officials recognized that the defendant had been struggling with amphetamine addiction and that he had been making an effort to end his use of illegal substances. The court acted “with mercy” and sentenced the ... Read More »

18.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Silk Road “Right-Hand Man” Extradited to the United States The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York announced the extradition of Roger Clark, the suspected “right-hand man” of the Silk Road marketplace. Previous investigations by prominent darknet researchers identified Clark as the owner of the “Variety Jones,” “Plural of Mongoose,” and “Cimon” accounts on the Silk Road ... Read More »

Bearish Authorities Sold $14M of Cryptos Seized from Darknet Busts

Law enforcement in Germany sold more than $14 million (€12 million) worth of seized cryptos for fear that their prices would fall. The prosecutors and other authorities decided to make an emergency sale of cryptocurrencies that were seized from Darknet related busts. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the bitcoins were treated like ‘perishable food’. The source reported that the prosecutors ordered ... Read More »

German Police Arrest Two Suspected Darknet Dealers

In the town of Bad Nauheim in the Hesse state of Germany, narcotics officers with the Wetterau Criminal Police Department arrested two suspected darknet drug dealers they had been investigating for several months. Investigators had opened an investigation into the couple for suspected darknet drug distribution. The investigation paid off during the execution of an apartment search; the police uncovered ... Read More »

11.06.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Darknet Vendor “Stoned100” Confesses to Drug Distribution A 43-year-old, at a courtroom in Cologne, admitted selling 200,000 euros worth of drugs on the darknet. The defendant, a man named Dirk K. from the town of Bedburg in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, faces 60 counts of assorted illegal substance distribution crimes. According to German authorities, K. sold drugs on the darknet under ... Read More »

Police Operation Targets Darknet Users in Italy

Italian law enforcement, yet again, made moves in an attempt to end criminal activity on the second iteration of the Italian Darknet Community. From the perspective of many of the users of the original Italian Darknet Community (IDC), the current marketplace and forum is no more than a law enforcement honeypot. Italian authorities have taken the hidden service down, raided ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor “Stoned100” Confesses to Drug Distribution

A formerly well-known darknet vendor faced his judge at a courtroom in Cologne. The vendor, a 43-year-old man from the town of Bedburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, allegedly sold almost 200,000 euros worth of drugs under the username “Stoned100.” According to the defendant, Dirk K., he had been selling drugs on the darknet under the Stoned100 username. His attorney announced that K. ... Read More »

Swiss Man Faces Trial After 800 Darknet Drug Transactions

Photo Credits: Blick: The suspect used DVD cases to peddle cocaine, Marijuana and other drugs throughout Switzerland. It’s a big catch for Police in Lucerne Switzerland after arresting a major online drug dealer. The 34-year-old man from the capital city – made 800 transactions over the darknet between 2014 and 2016. After a very lengthy investigation, spanning years, the Lucerne ... Read More »

San Pierre Brothers Face Jail for Buying Darknet Drugs

Two San Pierre brothers who have been under police investigation since June 2016 for drug trafficking on the darknet were on Thursday arraigned in court for sentencing. The two had been suspected of running a drug import network. They were busted after a thorough postal parcel search led by the Customs department pointed fingers toward their guilt. Drugs were eventually ... Read More »

Pedophile “Copyrighted” Images with Darknet Forum Username

Dashawn Webster, 22, signed up for a darknet child abuse forum with a real email address he had regularly accessed from his home I.P. address. Authorities discovered child abuse pictures on several darknet forums that shared a “copyright” watermark with his forum username. Federal investigators found an account on a darknet forum that had uploaded original copies of the pictures, ... Read More »

5.6.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Dread has Relaunched Not long ago, DeepDotWeb wrote about an incident between the creator of the Dread and the staff at Olympus market that abruptly ended Dread’s status as a Reddit replacement. The Dread owner, HugBunter, later told DeepDotWeb that a new version of the site was already in the works. Towards the end of the month of May, that ... Read More »