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15 Year Old School Boy Arrested For Darknet Drug Trafficking

The UK is the center of the world leading Darknet drug purchases among teens. A 15-year-old schoolboy has been arrested by authorities for buying illicit drugs from the Darknet. According to reports, the teen was able to purchase the drug from the Darknet after he and some friends contributed money to raise an amount enough to buy acid from the ... Read More »

15 Year-Old Student Arrested For Drug Trafficking, Buys Acid on Dark Web

A 15-year-old student in Victoria, London was arrested for drug trafficking and purchasing a fairly large amount of acid tablets in the dark web. According to trusted sources including The Age and Daily Mail, the middle school student along with several friends purchased $695 worth of drugs in the dark web with Bitcoin. Various reports revealed that the student named ... Read More »

Geographical Analysis of Drug Trafficking On a Popular Darknet Marketplace

  Cryptomarkets are novel forms of online marketplaces, hosted on darknets, that simplify the trading of a myriad of illegal and illicit merchandize, namely drugs. Even though most relevant academic research studies focus on illegal drugs, a wide variety of other products and goods that are related to identity, or financial fraud, counterfeit goods or replicas, in addition to doping ... Read More »

Russia Investigates an Online Drug Trafficking Ring

Russian Authorities arrested four suspects in an investigation into a large scale drug trafficking network that operated from Ussuriysk, Primorsky Krai, Russia. The Drug Control Department of the Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the suspects were in custody and had been charged on June 5. During the investigation, undercover officers bought from one of the main suspects—a 42-year-old in ... Read More »

Two Arrested In Romania For Drug Trafficking

Law enforcement authorities arrested two men in Iasi, Romania for trafficking in narcotics. Police claimed that one of the suspects ordered the illicit substances from the dark web, while the other bought them from him with the intention to resell the drugs. A press release of the Romanian law enforcement authorities revealed that on May 20, 2017 the Iasi Territorial ... Read More »

The defendants sit in the Berlin district court (Photo: BZ,)

Berlin Couple Standing Trial For Dark Net Drug Trafficking

A wife and a husband from Berlin, Germany were standing trial on May 3 for selling narcotics on the dark web. The 30-year-old Daniel B. and his 35-year-old wife Juliana B. are accused of selling various illicit substances, including cocaine and amphetamine as well as prescription drugs illegally on darknet marketplaces since 2014. According to the court documents, the accused ... Read More »

Drug Trafficking by Foot Nearly Extinct in Germany

Head of the Frankfurt Customs Office, Albrecht Vieth, announced that the world of drug smuggling has changed. Changed from carrying drugs on a human body to shipping drugs through the mail. This may seem trivial by itself; many countries, Germany not excluded, cracked down on darknet drug trafficking—an activity that required frequent monitoring of mail couriers. However, Vieth had a ... Read More »

Police Catch Three Members of Darknet Drug Trafficking Group

On March 15, The public prosecutor’s office in Ravensburg announced the details of a high-profile investigation. Since “at least the turn of the year,” the announcement began, law enforcement investigators tracked a drug organization with five known members. Throughout the course of “extensive” investigations, authorities learned the organization operated a darknet drug trafficking ring. They found more than just drug ... Read More »

University Of Minnesota Student Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Spencer Nichols, an 18-year-old student at the University of Minnesota was arrested for drug trafficking. According to official documents at the Hennepin County District Court, the 18-year-old faces charges of a first-degree drug sale of 50 or more grams of a narcotic in a 90-day span, as well as a second-degree drug possession. The charges were outlined in a criminal ... Read More »

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31-year-old German Arrested For Drug Trafficking

Law enforcement authorities detained a 31-year-old suspect from Wernigerode, Germany for drug trafficking. The suspect stood before the Fifth Criminal Court of Magdeburg on Friday. The prosecution accused the 31-year-old of ordering about 560 grams of amphetamines in September 2015 from the dark web. According to the public prosecutor’s office, law enforcement authorities intercepted the narcotics delivery. The vendor sent ... Read More »

Two Austrians Arrested For Drug Trafficking

An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old were arrested in Ried im Innkreis, Austria for ordering large quantities of narcotics from the dark web. According to police information, the duo ordered drugs from the dark net. They consumed about half of the substances and sold the other half to customers. They advertised the narcotics on social media platforms, and sold to even ... Read More »

Swedish Legislators Push for Change to End Drug Trafficking by Mail

The past few years proved to be a challenge for law enforcement and the law in general, regarding drugs. Studies revealed that more and more people tried drugs for the first time. More people accessed the darknet for the first time. And many people admitted that drug usage only became enticing upon discovery of the darknet—where they made their first ... Read More »

Irish Law Enforcement Calls Darknet Drug Trafficking an “Overwhelming Challenge”

Law enforcement across the world in 2016 struggled to stay ahead of crime on the internet. Major accomplishments, for both regional and international agencies, made headlines many times. However, as the year ended, quarterly reports from law enforcement authorities, police spokespersons, and even government representatives revealed that the “breaking news” cases were not a regular occurrence. Ireland’s Gardaí (Garda) is ... Read More »

The EU to Hire Hackers and Ex-Drug Users to Stop Darknet Drug Trafficking

Alexis Goosdeel, chief of The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), announced a new approach to fighting darknet drug sales. On January 4, Goosdeel spoke to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir about a newly drafted strategy aimed solely at the buying and selling of darknet-traced drugs. And according to Le Soir, the strategy, while not due for ... Read More »