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Russian Darknet Buyer Arrested, Said He Resold Drugs

In Udmurtia, a federal subject of Russia located the Volga Federal District, drug seizures, especially seizures of substituted cathinones are far from uncommon. According to the most recent poll, 6,000 or more drug addicts reside in Udmurtia and that number only counts addicts, not drug users. With the growing popularity of the darknet, many started ordering drugs from the darknet ... Read More »

Socialist Youth Leader Arrested for Child Pornography

The general secretary of the Socialist Youth of Elche (Alicante) was arrested in early June for the possession of child pornography. The Directorate General of the National Police announced his arrest and incarceration shortly after it occurred. The general secretary was arrested by the National Police after a year-long investigation into child pornography on the darknet. The (potentially former) general ... Read More »

FSB Arrested a 68-Year-Old Firearm Buyer

According to REN.tv, law enforcement in Moscow raided the home of a suspected weapons buyer with a connection to the darknet. While yet to be reported by Russian authorities, the news outlet spoke with a source who claimed the Federal Security Service of the Russian Federation (FSB) found the man by reading his “contacts on the darknet.” The suspect is ... Read More »

Former Apple Employees Arrested For Selling Customer Data on Dark Web

On June 7, after months of investigation, 22 people were arrested in the Southern province of Zhejiang, China, for stealing Apple customer information and selling it on the dark web. The cyber criminal group gathered sensitive personal data from Apple consumers such as names, addresses and Apple IDs amongst other types and sold batches of information on darknet marketplaces for ... Read More »

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Second Brother Arrested In Costa Rica For Child Porn Charges

On June 5, Costa Rican law enforcement authorities detained a man, who is one of the two brothers suspected of producing and distributing child pornography content on the dark web, and sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl since she was six-years-old. On the morning of May 23, police detained a 35-year-old man, the first brother, in San Miguel de Higuito de ... Read More »

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14-year-old Boy Arrested in Japan for Creating Ransomware Virus

A 14-year-old boy was detained in Japan for creating a ransomware program, which asks for a ransom payment to access the infected computer. According to sources in The Japan Times , the teenager is a third-year high school student in Takatsuki city, located in Osaka. The teenager was arrested on Monday this week for combining various free encryption programs to create specialized malware to make ... Read More »

Two Members of a Spain-based Mobile Phone Fraud Network Arrested

Two persons were arrested in Jumilla, Spain for being part of a network that fraudulently purchased smartphones from service providers. The Civil Guard of the Region of Murcia carried out a law enforcement action, called “Operation Darkweb” in Jumilla, to clarify a series of scams in the acquisition of mobile phones. The operation resulted in the arrest of two people ... Read More »

The SEK raided apartments on two locations, arresting six persons.

Young German Arrested For Buying 50 Grams Of Amphetamine From The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities detained a young man from Deggendorf, Germany for ordering bulk quantities of amphetamine from the dark web. According to the police information, the Deggendorf police arrested a 19-year-old man for using the dark web to order narcotics. The investigators stated that the man allegedly purchased 50 grams of amphetamine, along with small amounts of other drugs. Since ... Read More »

Three Arrested In France For Cultivating And Trafficking Marijuana

One May 30, French police arrested three men in Saint-Hilaire de Chaléons, France, who allegedly cultivated cannabis, which they resold to their customers. The police disclosed that three market gardeners, 18, 20, and 22 years old were all running a narcotic operations, where they grew cannabis at a greenhouse, produced the substance, and resold them to customers. Since there is ... Read More »

Counterfeit Euro Buyer From Réunion Arrested In Joint Austrian And French Investigation

After Austrian law enforcement authorities dismantled a gang selling high-quality counterfeit euros on the dark web, a man from Saint-Paul, Réunion was arrested for buying multiple fake euro bills from the criminal gang. The defendant is also suspected of selling some of the notes to local customers for a profit. Réunion is an island and region of France located in ... Read More »

Four Members Of Criminal Group Arrested In The United States For Weapon Trafficking

In a multi-agency investigation, U.S. law enforcement authorities managed to arrest four suspects in Georgia. Two of the defendants were already charged with firearm trafficking. According to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice, the 28-year-old Gerren Johnson of Austell and the 29-year-old William Jackson of East Point were arrested in May. Court documents stated that the two ... Read More »

Six Arrested In Germany For Selling Narcotics On The Dark Web

On May 31, the Special Deployment Commando (SEK) arrested six people in the area of Aachen, Germany for selling drugs, including amphetamine, on the dark web. On May 31 evening, the SEK was tasked to perform two raids in Aachen. The first assignment took place on the corner street at about 5:00 pm, however, shortly after 7 pm, there was ... Read More »

Two Buyers Arrested for 250 Pill DNM Purchase

On February 11, 2017, customs officials at the Vienna Schwechat airport intercepted a package of 250 ecstasy pills. The ecstasy originated from the Netherlands—a red flag for law enforcement. Several months later, following an investigation by Austrian law enforcement, the district police in Volkermarkt arrested the buyer of the package. The Netherlands is well-known as one of the greatest exporters ... Read More »

Calvados: students deal with more than 10,000 ecstasy seals

French Arrested After Customs Intercepted A Package Containing Ecstasy

A few days ago, law enforcement authorities arrested a young man from Nantes, France for ordering ecstasy pills from the Netherlands. According to the French news outlet 20minutes.fr, a young man in his twenties was detained on May 26 after customs intercepted a package containing ecstasy pills arriving from the Netherlands. The prosecution considers charging the suspect with the importation ... Read More »

Yet Another Amphetamine Vendor Arrested in Austria

Towards the end of September 2016, Customs Officers in Frankfurt, Germany, intercepted a package that contain 500 grams of amphetamine paste. This package, like so many similar package seizures conducted at the hands of Customs Officers at the same Customs Office, sparked an investigation into the declared recipient. After several more package seizures, investigators made their move. A 24 year ... Read More »