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Ethiopian Smuggling Ring Busted In Italy

An Ethiopian narcotics smuggling ring was busted by the Guardia di Finanza (GDF – Financial Guard). It resulted in 16 arrests and the seizure of nearly 1.4 tons of drugs. The gang made about 100 routes from Ethiopia, the main target being Rome. In the Italian capital, law enforcement authorities caught a man with 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of narcotics ... Read More »

Norway Busted Massive a Darknet Child Porn Ring and Seized 150TB of Pictures and Videos

Norwegian officials announced the bust of Norway’s largest child-abuse ring wherein police identified 51 suspects and seized 150 terabytes of child porn. Officials spoke about a new branch of law enforcement focused on darknet crime as well as the name of the operation—Operation Darkroom. Hilde Reikrås, head of the taskforce responsible for the takedown and Operation Darkroom, announced that 20 ... Read More »

Police Busted A Major Internet Drug Operation In Ukraine

Law enforcement authorities carried out a massive police action in Ukraine where authorities arrested multiple persons (the exact number of suspects is unknown) including the operator, organizer, and traffickers of a drug dealing website in Kiev. Investigators from the Office of Service in Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions and the narcotics department of the Ukranian National Police participated in the action. ... Read More »

Child Porn Ring Busted In Italy, 7 Arrested

A joint action between District Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the Europol European Cybercrime Center resulted in the arrest of seven suspects who are believed to be a part of a major dark net child porn community. This is the first time in Italy where internet pedophiles have been busted. The suspects are charged with the ... Read More »

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German Police Busted A Major Deepweb Vendor And Nobody Noticed

Following a deepweb crack-down promised by law enforcement in Germany, another suspected deepweb vendor has been arrested. While little information is known, the current details indicate the arrestees ran a large scale global operation. In July, the Federal Police in Germany announced that investigating the deepweb has become a priority for federal law enforcement. This newfound focus came directly from ... Read More »

Australian Teen Arrested, Could face 25 years in Prison for Dark Net Drug Importing

An 18-year-old teen was busted with close to $60,000 in drugs he bought from dark web markets. Raids were conducted on his home Wednesday in Hermit Park, Townsville, Australia. Reports say that a variety of drugs were found including meth, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, hash, cannabis, and various prescription drugs. Also seized by Townsville Drug Squad was close to $10,000 in cash, leading to believe ... Read More »

Sweden’s Largest Darknet Vendor Busted by Authorities

When it comes to drugs on the deepweb, both buyers and sellers share a similar concern: shipping. It’s the part of the exchange that likely takes place in the hands of government postal agencies and, if you’re shipping across borders, your country’s ever intrusive customs agency. Packages in the mail are what ultimately lead to the demise of Erkran, Sweden’s ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor XanaxKing Writes from Prison, Details How he Got Busted

In 2014, we wrote about one of the largest deepweb Alprazolam vendors, XanaxKing, getting arrested and convicted of several drug-related charges.  A Reddit user, al_eberia, has been writing him throughout the past few weeks and has been able to get some updated information regarding his case. The letters that XanaxKing has been sending in reply to al_ebria have been posted ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor Group “Italian Mafia Brussels” Busted

A total of six suspects were arrested in Belgium, mostly from the Bruges area, however, there were suspects arrested in Romania and in the United States.  The arrests were part of an international police operation where authorities busted the dark net vendor group called “Italian Mafia Brussels” who sold MDMA and Ecstasy tablets on dark web markets. The drug dealing ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor ”fredthebaker” Busted In The Netherlands

The Central Criminal Inspection (ZKI) in cooperation with Göttingen prosecutors and the Dutch police, had busted four suspects (ranging from the age of 33 to 62) who are believed to be the dark net vendor group called ”fredthebaker”. The police operation took place on June 6, 2016, in a warehouse in Greater Enschede, Netherlands. Law enforcement authorities seized 2.5 liters ... Read More »

Dark Web Vendor Chemical Love Busted, More Than 50 Kg Of Drugs Seized

In Rhineland-Palatinate five men were arrested by the local police, according to the law enforcement authorities, the five men were running the vendor shop, “Chemical Love”, on the dark web. In the basement of a gang member, police found 54kg amphetamines, 1.3 kg cocaine, 4 kg heroin and 25,000 ecstasy pills. One of them is the former football player, Walter ... Read More »

Derby Toyota Employee Busted ordering from Dark Net

A Derby Toyota employee was caught after drugs he bought on dark net were intercepted when they arrived at Heath row Airport. Adam Yates bought cocaine, ecstasy, and ketamine on the now defunct Silk Road and then sold them to a woman the court heard to be named Leah. 28 year old Yates’ attorney, Baz Bhattia, said his client was ... Read More »

Alphabay Drug Vendor Shansa Arrested

31-year-old (not named by authorities) Viennese man, better known as Shansa on the dark web, was busted by the Bundeskriminalamt (BK) on 13 October 2015. Authorities seized 2.8 kg of amphetamines, 1 kilogram of ecstasy, cocaine, LSD blotters and various kinds of research drugs (RCs) in the dealer’s house. Police also found illegal guides on the man’s computer along with ... Read More »

Bronx Man Busted By Shelter Island Police

Fred J. Conforto (41), a Bronx man, was arrested on felony drug charges by the Shelter Island Police Department in a joint action with other law enforcement authorities. He is now in custody and awaits his trial by the Shelter Island Justice Court. Conforto was charged with three counts of the criminal sale of controlled substances and was held at ... Read More »

Nine Men Busted In Franconia DarkWeb Sourced Drug-Dealing Ring

According to German law enforcement authorities, nine men were busted in Forcheim, Bamberg and Herzogenaurach, who are accused of dealing drugs, which they ordered from the dark web. The criminal investigation department of the Bamberg Prosecutor’s Office tracked the nine drug dealers in collaboration with the local police from North Rhine-Westphalia. Currently, five of the nine suspects have been already ... Read More »