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Two Dealers Busted in Austria After Package Interception

The National Police Directorate in Tyrol (LPD Tirol) announced the completion of an investigation into two teenage drug dealers. According to the Innsbruck prosecutor, the duo had imported drugs from Germany—through a darknet vendor—into the Austrian state of Tyrol. Police seized more than $27,000 worth of various illegal substances during a raid at one of the suspect’s houses. German authorities ... Read More »

Alphabay Counterfeit Vendor “VIB” Busted in Austria

At the Vienna Regional Criminal Court, an entire “counterfeiting gang” received sentences for producing counterfeit Euro notes and selling them on Alphabay. According to the court, the four members of the so-called “counterfeiting gang” had set up a workshop at a residence in the Landstraße district. The group of Austrians received different sentences based on the roles they played in ... 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 »

Darknet Gun Seller Sentenced to Five Months in Austria

Towards the end of October, Spain’s Guardia Civil department arrested a former Alphabay firearm vendor. With cooperation from Europol, international law enforcement agencies also arrested six of the vendor’s customers. The investigation led to the discovery that the 24-year-old vendor had shipped weapons to at least 30 customers in 11 countries. Several days after the announcement, a Salzburg judge convicted ... Read More »

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Two Darknet Cases in Upper Austria Only Days Apart

After “extensive” research, officials explained, the Gallneukirchen Police Department collected enough evidence to incarcerate a 25-year-old drug dealer. Authorities knew the suspect had frequently ordered drugs from vendors on the darknet. They knew that he ordered definitely from vendors in the Netherlands and within Germany. In spite of the police’s suspicions, the suspect denied all accusations and avoided detention. Police ... Read More »

Austria One Step Closer to Mass Surveillance

Following the attack in Manchester, some political groups fought for complete government supervision over instant messaging. WhatsApp messenger especially. The Social Democratic Party of Austria and Austrian People’s Party pushed for increased government oversight far before the Manchester attacks. But the recent attacks add ammunition to their agendas. And now the country faces a true constitutional crisis—deliberating whether or not ... 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 »

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 »

Austria Urges The Netherlands To Shut Down Drug Laboratories

The Netherlands, according to the Austrian Interior Minister, is not doing a good enough job in the two countries cooperation in the fight against narcotics. The interior minister urges the closure of laboratories in the Netherlands that are used for the production of drugs, such as ecstasy and methamphetamine, which are then shipped to the United States and other European ... Read More »

Upper Austria Vendor Group Arrested

Three men were arrested in Vöcklabruck, Austria who are suspected of running a vendor shop on the dark web. A 47-year-old and two 20-year-old men allegedly sold about one kilogram of amphetamines on the dark net. Police information says the trio was in business from September 2015 to November 2016. The vendor group dealt in bulk orders of amphetamines, they ... Read More »

FBI’s Operation Pacifier Hit 50 Computers In Austria

Being one of the FBI’s biggest and most notorious cyber actions, Operation Pacifier resulted in the Bureau taking over the PlayPen child porn site in 2015 and hacking thousands of computers throughout the world, most of them located in the US. Now, the Austrian government has learned that around 50 computers were hacked by the federal agency in Austria. Austrian ... Read More »