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The accused had ordered cocaine, marijuana and weapons on the Internet. Photo: dpa

Man Charged for Ordering Cocaine and Speed in 2015

On Wednesday, the District Court of Hannover reported a set of charges in a case against an alleged drug dealer from Hannover. According to the court, the accused 29-year-old “drug dealer” had ordered cocaine and amphetamine from a darknet marketplace. In total, the alleged dealer had ordered more than three and a half kilograms of the substances. He paid a ... Read More »

World Drug Report: Cocaine Trafficking and Darknet Markets

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime released the World Drug Report on June 22. Drug trends resembled those from the Global Drug Survey. Health issues as well. The World Drug Report highlighted additional changes to the drug landscape: global increases of coca bush cultivation. Coca bush cultivation increased by 30 percent between 2015 and 2016. Given the increased ... Read More »

British Woman Overdosed On N-bomb – Thought It Was Cocaine

A British woman in her 20s accidentally overdosed on 25I-NBOMe, which is also called “25I”, or “N-bomb”, and died in Paris. According to the police, the woman thought the substance was cocaine. According to the news publication Heatst.com, the 29-year-old British woman visited one of her friends in Paris in April. In the night of April 29 and 30, they ... Read More »

GDS 2017 and the Media: Cocaine, MDMA, and Mushrooms

The Global Drug Survey 2017 brought some results that the internet found more interesting than others. For instance, some mainstream media outlets—even those without prior knowledge of the Global Drug Survey—wrote about the study’s findings on mushrooms. Another one, changes in MDMA’s average purity interested not the media, but even some of the core research team behind GDS. As mentioned ... Read More »

Reporters Explained that Pure Cocaine is “not a good thing”

Researches and drug users from the UK reported a “dramatic” increase in cocaine purity. Spikes in purity, in the past, appeared only momentarily. Often followed by a nationwide decline, followed by an interesting decline in emergency room visits. Researchers in the UK, after some of the initial reports surfaced, sought answers to the supposed potency increase. As often the case ... Read More »

US Customs Officer Charged with Cocaine Importation

In a hearing on Wednesday, April 13, United States Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak formally arraigned a former United States Customs and Border Protection employee for cocaine importation. The indictment and criminal complaint accused the CBP employee—Fernando Marte—of “conspiring to import, and with importing, more than five kilograms of Cocaine from the Dominican Republic.” The complaint achieved that the criminal ... Read More »

USPS Employee Helped Dealers Ship Cocaine

In July 2016, seven men pleaded guilty violating federal narcotics and money laundering laws. Another man pleaded guilty shortly afterwards as part of the same indictment. That indictment accused former United States postmaster Joseph Borrelli of the same crimes. On April 7, 2017, United States District Judge Arthur Schwab sentenced the ex-USPS employee to four years imprisonment for conspiracy to ... Read More »

The cocaine was sent in a "brief". Photo: VN

Austrian Sentenced For Cocaine Shipment He Never Ordered

A 24-year-old man from Vorarlberg, Austria was sentenced for a package of cocaine addressed to him he never ordered. Earlier this year, the customs officers in Vienna intercepted a package containing a birthday card and two grams of cocaine from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The parcel was addressed to the 24-year-old suspect, however, according to him, he never ordered or received ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Transporting 991 Grams of Cocaine in a Printer

U.S. District Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg, on December 22, convicted a four-time drug trafficker to 204 months in prison. Angel Catalino Ivostraza-Torres, a 53-year-old from North Philidelphia, received one count of possession with intent to distribute 500 grams of cocaine—first-degree distribution. In total, according to court documents, Ivostraza-Torres possessed 991 grams of cocaine. Investigators, based on evidence built against Ivostraza-Torres, ... Read More »

New Haven Man Sentenced to Prison for Selling Fentanyl-Laced Cocaine

Frank Pina, a 57-year-old New Haven resident, just received an 81-month prison sentence from U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea. Shea sentenced Pina for distributing fentanyl-laced cocaine. His “cocaine” killed three New Haven residents in June alone. Pina himself overdosed on the concoction at least one time, court documents revealed. According to said documents, on June 23, seventeen people in ... Read More »

Lubbock Man Bought Cocaine From Dark Net And Resold It

Benjamin Bricker, a 26-year-old man from Lubbock, was arrested for allegedly buying cocaine from a dark net market, cutting it and reselling it in Hub City. He was charged with a first-degree felony count of possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance between 4 and 200 grams. If proven guilty, this can result in five to 99 years of ... Read More »

Cocaine Filled Greeting Cards Shut Down Brisbane Police Station

In Brisbane, Australia, two greeting cards managed to shut down an entire police station. The building was evacuated and a 50 meter exclusion zone was set up. Anthrax, a potent biological weapon, was suspected to be inside the greeting cards. When an unidentified Australian man looked through his mail, he was surprised with two greeting cards. He was surprised once ... Read More »

New Jersey Online Cocaine Ring Uncovered: 11 Men Arrested

During Operation Skin Deep, a police action started as an undercover mission, 11 men from New Jersey were arrested for running an online drug ring. Christopher Castelluzzo (31), of Lake Hopatcong, was charged as the leader of the gang, and he had also been charged with the conspiracy to commit murder for his alleged role in trying to kill two ... Read More »

Silk Road Vendors PlutoPete and RichieRich Sentenced to 5 Years

According to the British NCA: One of the Silk Road’s most renowned British vendors and his business partner have been sentenced to a total of ten years after an NCA investigation uncovered the buying and selling of a catalogue of illegal drugs, including crack cocaine and methamphetamine. The pair publically claimed they were running a legitimate business selling legal highs. ... Read More »

Cheltenham Studen Jailed For Importing Cocaine From Costa Rica

Jordan Richards-Chiverton (22), a Cheltenham university student, imported £500 worth of cocaine from a dark net vendor located in Costa Rica, which resulted in 2 years of jail sentence given by Gloucester Crown Court. According to official documents, the man made the dark web deal on August/September 2014. However, the package raised the postal workers’ suspicion in Coventry, which was ... Read More »