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Flaws in Postal Services Are Allowing Opioids into Florida

Anthony Gomes, with his partner Elizabeth Ton, was apprehended by law enforcement some weeks back for distributing large quantities of deadly drugs which they bought from China via the web. The good part of this illicit act was that they got to live a very luxurious lifestyle, owning expensive items including a private plane and others but then, the other ... Read More »

The Distribution of Opioids on a Darknet Markets – A Research Study

Crypto-marketplaces are marketplaces that are hosted on anonymous networks, such as the Tor network, or other Darknets, and are mainly focused on the sale of illegal substances and illicit drugs. These online marketplaces utilize various tools to ensure the anonymity of their users and confidentiality of the delivered products by mail. Throughout the past few years, illicit drug trafficking on ... 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 »

Feds to Sell Alleged Darknet Dealer’s Bitcoin

In December, a federal judge signed an order that allowed the U.S. government to sell bitcoin seized in an investigation into a fentanyl trafficking ring in Utah. Even though the defendants and original owners of the assets still faced charges in court, the U.S. Attorney’s Office moved to sell the digital currency and vehicles prior to any sentencing, citing the ... Read More »

Member of Connecticut Opioid Ring Sentenced to 10 Years

A Connecticut man will spend 10 years in prison for participating in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. The dealer, 32-year-old Jared McBriarty of Bristol, Connecticut, worked with at least two other Connecticut men to import fentanyl, ecstasy, and alprazolam from a darknet vendor in China, court officials said. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one ... Read More »

Hearing Rescheduled for Alleged Dream Mod ‘OxyMonster’

Gal Vallerius, the alleged Dream moderator arrested by federal authorities in an airport in Atlanta, Georgia, moved to have his first hearing pushed from December 2017 to May 2018. According to suspect’s lawyer, the prosecutor’s office of the Southern District of Florida presented a case that involved “all if the complexity” of the internet. The judge granted the defense’s request. ... Read More »

Business Owner Accused of Smuggling Fentanyl Found Dead in Norwood Home

Reports from the Hamilton County Coroner’s office states that a Norwood woman who was accused of smuggling fentanyl passed away last week. Even though this death cannot be attributed as an overdose, it still adds up to the number of fentanyl-related deaths which keep going up every day. Grace Bosworth, 39, owner of Global to Local Languages, a Cincinnati translation ... Read More »

First Carfentanil Reports Surface in Austria

A drug clinic in Austria revealed that they detected carfentanil in drug samples they had tested between October and November 2017. Although the widespread use of carfentanil has been majorly limited to various countries, Austrian authorities have prepared for an influx of so-called “synthetic opioids” through the darknet. The United States maintained the “opioid epidemic” image long before carfentanil emerged ... Read More »

Drug Trafficker with a Pistol Disputes “Armed Drug Trafficker” Charge

After a 45-year-old from Baden-Württemberg admitted he had grown and trafficked cannabis, bought opioids from the darknet, and bought a gun from the darknet, the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor’s Office pressed the court for a prison sentence of more than four years. They claimed he committed armed drug trafficking. His defense attorney pushed for a shorter sentence of just under four ... Read More »

Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty to Bulk Buying Cannabis off The Dark Web.

Postal service providers play a big role in the dark web drug trade; they facilitate delivery of drug packages unknowingly. Dependence on postal services to deliver packages has proven to be a big challenge to dark web drug trade, as postal inspectors have been intercepting mailed packages leading to arrests and subsequent prosecution of alleged package owners. Jesse McMahon, 25, ... Read More »

Alphabay Vendor “PeterTheGreat” Found Dead in Jail

The Spartanburg County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate in a South Carolina jail. On Monday, November 6, detention officers found suspected darknet drug trafficker Theodore Vitaliy Khleborod dead in his cell. Officials pronounced him dead shortly thereafter. According to federal authorities, Theodore Vitaliy Khleborod and Ana Milena Barrero had distributed opioids on numerous darknet marketplaces. The ... Read More »