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Two Suspects Arrested In Florida Credit Card Skimming Scheme

In a joint law enforcement action, investigators arrested two men from Florida for running a credit card skimming operation. The 39-year-old Lester Castaneda and the 27-year-old Luis Enrique Jimenez-Gonzalez, both of Florida, were arrested by law enforcement authorities for encoding stolen credit card information on plastic cards, which they allegedly used to steal money from the victims, a Salt Lake ... Read More »

US Darknet Drug Traffickers Arrested After Overdose Of A Teen

Law enforcement authorities in the United States linked the fatal overdose of a teen to two darknet narcotic vendors, who were arrested recently. The Drugs and Vice Division of the Portland Police Bureau, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Postal Service started an investigation after 18-year-old Aisha Zughieh-Collins was found dead from an overdose from the synthetic substance ... Read More »

Previously Convicted Bitcoin Trader Arrested For The Possession Of Ammunition In The US

US law enforcement authorities arrested a man for illegally possessing ammunition in Mesa, Arizona. Thomas Mario Costanzo, a.k.a. “Morpheus Titania”, was arrested on April 20 during a multi-agency federal task force raid on his apartment in Mesa, Arizona, the United States, for possessing ammunition illegally. Possessing ammunition is legal in the state of Arizona, however, since the suspect was previously ... Read More »

Two US Teens Arrested In Fake Gold Scam

Law enforcement authorities in the US arrested two high school students who are suspected of taking part of a fake gold scam. On March 21, the Bend Police Department detained two suspects, the 17-year-old Robert Yelas Jr. and the 17-year-old Caleb Knight. Both suspects are accused of aggravated first-degree theft by deception, first-degree theft by deception, felony computer crime, felony ... Read More »

Russian Tor Exit Node Operator Arrested

On April Fools Day, Russian authorities began an investigation into posts made online calling for protests in Moscow on April 2nd. Later that week authorities arrested Dmitry Bogatov, a math teacher at the Moscow Law and Finance University, on suspicion that he violated section 3 of Article 212 of the Russian criminal code. Under that section of Article 212, Bogatov ... Read More »

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Three Arrested In The Netherlands For Selling Ecstasy On The DarkNet

Law enforcement authorities arrested three men, aged 25, 26 and 47, in Roosendaal, the Netherlands, for allegedly selling large amounts of ecstasy pills on the darknet. On March 30, Dutch authorities detained the three suspects for suspected trafficking in large quantities of drugs, which were sent via the national postal service to abroad countries, including the United States, Belgium, and ... Read More »

Furanylfentanyl Vendor Duo Arrested In Norway

Law enforcement authorities arrested two young suspects in Bergen, Norway for allegedly selling the dangerous synthetic drug, furanylfentanyl, to their customers on the dark web. Norwegian investigators detained a 26-year-old man on February 15 for allegedly running a vendor shop on the dark web selling furanylfentanyl. Another, a 23-year-old suspect, was also indicted on drug-related charges, however, police did not ... Read More »

Four Suspects Arrested In The Canary Islands As Part Of A Darknet Law Enforcement Operation

Earlier this week, Spanish investigators arrested four young persons for distributing synthetic drugs they bought from the dark web. According to a press release by the Guardia Civil (Civil Guard – an organized police force charged with duties under the authority of both the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Defence in Spain), Spanish law enforcement authorities arrested ... Read More »

Four Child Pornographers Arrested In Brazil In Police Action

Brazilian authorities arrested at least four persons who were suspected of producing and distributing child pornography material on the internet. The Brazilian Federal Police (PF) launched a police action, named “Operation Rescue” in Praia Grande and Baixada Santista on Wednesday. The PF conducted raids on five locations, where investigators believed files containing sexual abused children and adolescents were distributed. A ... Read More »

Two Arrested In Germany For Running A Fake Microsoft Support Center

German police arrested two suspects in Wilhelmshaven, Lower Saxony for running a fake Microsoft support center. At the end of February, the cybercrime team of the Wilhelmshaven police searched residential and business premises in the Wilhelmshaven area arresting two suspects and gathering extensive evidence in the case. According to police information, the two defendants allegedly worked for an international criminal ... Read More »

Man Arrested After Ordering Weapon via Darknet Forum

In early March, the Federal Criminal Police Office in Wiesbaden and Coburg Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the arrest of a 43-year-old in Coburg. The suspect, according to the investigators—and the suspect’s testimony—ordered weapon(s) on the darknet. He ordered one prior to his arrest but authorities intercepted it. However, upon a search of his house, investigators located additional weapons. The Cybercrime ... Read More »

Another Group Arrested After USPS Catches Meth Package

Akron, Ohio, left the DeepDotWeb front page only a two months ago for a Fentanyl drug crime. But the city name recently surfaced on other parts of it the internet for a new set of drug crimes. One example took the form of a grand jury indictment that included 49 names and methamphetamine trafficking in and out of Akron. The ... Read More »

Schrobenhausen: After arms sales continue in U-custody

Suspected Drug Dealer In Small German Town Arrested For Attempted Weapon Purchase

German law enforcement authorities detained a young man for ordering a weapon from the dark web, and for narcotics trafficking. On Thursday, September 15, 2016, armed undercover officers arrested a 24-year-old man at a large supermarket parking lot on Pöttmesser Strasse. Schrobenhausen is a small town in Germany with a population of 14,600 people. When special forces in heavy protective ... Read More »

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German University Student Arrested For Ordering Large Amounts Of Drugs From The Dark Web

Law enforcement authorities arrested an 18-year-old student from Kinzigtal, Germany for purchasing large amounts of narcotics from the dark net for resale purposes. The Offenburg Public Prosecutor’s Office filed charges against the suspect. The accusations include the unauthorized handling of narcotics in “no small amount”. According to the indictment, the defendant, in the spring of 2015, started trafficking with drugs. ... Read More »

Two Dutch Brothers Arrested For Ordering Explosives From Undercover FBI Agent

Two brothers, 22-year-old Ali and 19-year-old Yusuf, were arrested in the Netherlands for ordering 500 grams of Semtex, a plastic explosive from the dark web. The explosive is mostly used in commercial blasting, demolition, and in certain military applications. However, Semtex became a popular tool for terrorists and paramilitary groups since it was extremely difficult to detect, until recently. According ... Read More »