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Dream Vendor ‘Mr Drug Commander’ Admits Drug Trafficking

Late last year, the German Federal Criminal Police Office announced the arrest of a so-called “top vendor” who, according to an official press release, had been selling methamphetamine, ecstasy, and other drugs on the now-defunct Hansa darknet market and Dream market. The vendor now faces a week long trial in a court in Coburg for the large scale and commercial ... Read More »

Swedish Drug Dealer Loses Appeal for a Lighter Sentence

In Högsby, Sweden, a 27-year-old convicted drug trafficker has appealed his prison sentence. In early May, he was sentenced at the Kalmar District Court to one year in prison for five counts of drug trafficking. Earlier that year, law enforcement arrested the man after they had intercepted two “huge packages of drugs.” The convicted drug dealer argued that the drugs ... Read More »

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 »

ICE Agents Posed As Money Launderers to Bust Darknet Drug Dealers

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that federal law enforcement agents have filed charges against 90 people as the result of an undercover federal operation on the darknet. The undercover investigation was conducted by law enforcement agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations branch. ICE is itself a branch of the Department ... 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 »

Life Changing ‘Near Death Experience’ Saved a Drug Buyer from Prison

Judge Robert Pawson, at a sentencing hearing in Swindon Crown Court, sentenced a heavy user of ecstasy to nothing but a suspended sentence after hearing how a near death experience had changed the (now former) drug user’s outlook on life. Steven Hancock, 46, frequently purchased ecstasy pills on the darknet throughout 2017 and perhaps even earlier than 2017. He told ... Read More »

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

Baltimore Man Accused of Illegal Dark web Drug Trade

Ryan Farace (34) has been charged for masterminding illegal drug sales on the dark web. According to the indictment, Farace operated drug trades on the online black market for five years and successfully delivered many ordered packages through postal services after customers made payment in Bitcoin. He has been charged with money laundering and illegal drug trafficking. According to a ... Read More »

Another Massive Darknet Drug Bust in Germany

Police in Germany arrest suspects behind 125 Kg+ of synthetic drugs. Barely a week after French investigators took over Black Hand, law enforcement in Munster have seized up to 250 kilograms of narcotics that had been previously ordered on the Darknet from the Netherlands. The illegal drugs were destined for clients in Germany. The intelligence team, which comprised of narcotic ... Read More »

“OxyMonster” Pleads Guilty to Drug and Money Laundering Charges

The French national known as “OxyMonster” on several darknet marketplaces pleaded guilty to drug distribution and money laundering charges in a federal court in the Southern District of Florida on June 12. The Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, John P. Cronan, announced the development alongside the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Benjamin ... Read More »

French Drug Dealers Sentenced Following a Vendor Bust in Germany

As part of an investigation that began in January 2017, French police raided the home of suspected darknet drug dealers in the French towns of Grosbliederstroff and Sarreguemines. The investigation began with a German darknet vendor by German authorities. The trail led to a drug reseller in France and a customer of the reseller. The defendants in France have now ... 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 »

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 »