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Stuttgart Public Prosecutor Blames Darknet for Designer Drug Use

  In Stuttgart, Germany, the number of drug charges involving novel psychoactive substances (NPS) is on the rise. And, according to drug clinics in the area, the so called “legal highs” are also contributing to a growing number of fatal overdoses. The senior physician at a local drug addiction clinic spoke of a 23-year-old who had almost died while on ... Read More »

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Public Thinks Bitcoin is Mainly for Darknet Use, Study Shows

YouGov, an international market research company, conducted a study on Bitcoin and Ethereum. The findings, the company said, in spite of the growing popularity of both currencies, indicated several findings that some may find surprising. YouGov researches nearly everything. “Domino’s trails behind rival Pizza Hut in quality perception,” one of the company’s tweets reads. Another tweet points out that “53% ... 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 »

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Man Jailed for Using Russian Darknet Pedophile Site

A previously convicted pedophile received three years in prison for downloading and distributing child abuse media. The defendant, a 32-year-old Scottish man, downloaded roughly 2,000 pictures and videos of child abuse. The police said almost 500 of the images or videos were of the most serious category of digital child abuse content. Instead of one of the more prolific darknet ... Read More »

Investigation Has Revealed the Other Side of the Recent Hyderabad Darknet Drug Bust

Earlier this month, authorities arrested a group of drug peddlers who purchased drugs on the Darknet marketplace. The operation that was intended to control the fast growing drug trafficking in the Hyderabad area led to the arrest of nineteen suspects. An investigation after that arrest has revealed that students and other professionals play key roles in the drug growth in ... Read More »

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Timeline: British Model Supposedly Kidnapped for Darknet Auction

After six days of imprisonment, a 20-year-old British model managed to talk her way to freedom. After the model, Chloe Ayling, arrived in Milan for a photoshoot, two men kidnapped her and held her hostage at a secure location.According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato, Ayling’s kidnappers had planned to sell her through a controversial darknet auction site. ... Read More »

Three Including a Teenager Have Been Arrested Over Darknet Trade

Recently, there was a report that authorities have launched one of the famous Darknet chases leading to the shutting down of two of the leading Darknet marketplaces; Alphabay and Hansa market. The operation led to the arrest of many Darknet market vendors, among which most of them were teenagers. Authorities gave an assurance that they were going through records to ... Read More »

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Only 0.5 Percent of Darknet Market Listings are for Firearms, Study Shows

According to a new RAND Corporation study, close to 60 percent of the weapons sold on darknet marketplaces originate from the United States. In contrast, European countries, collectively, only accounted for 23 percent of the darknet firearm transactions. The data collection occurred while Alphabay and Hansa still functioned as active marketplaces; thus, the number of total listings is far different ... Read More »

A Sri Lankan Arrested For Credit Card Fraud Sold On Darknet

  Three young men, including a Sri Lankan, have been arrested by the police for possessing around 144 fake credit cards. The Central Crime Branch police identified them as Nawaz Sherrief (22), Nadeem Sherrief (30), and Divya. Divyan is from Sri Lanka and the other two are from Kanaka Nagar and HBR Layout respectively. Credit cards are sold in large ... Read More »

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As Meth Spreads in Hong Kong, Darknet Markets Cause Concern

In Hong Kong, drug treatment specialists and counselors are concerned that children and young adults are not getting the drug education they need. The problem, according to several specialists in the treatment field, comes from an increased level of availability and a decreased level of law enforcement intervention. Young people who would otherwise be unable to access drugs can do ... Read More »

Court Orders FBI Darknet Sting to be Kept Secret

The details of a case involving an FBI sting on the darknet have been ordered to be kept under seal by federal Magistrate Judge Paige Gossett. The sting allegedly helped bring down a plot to order a mail bomb through the darknet. It is believed to be the first case in the state of South Carolina involving the FBI and ... Read More »

Geographical Analysis of Drug Trafficking On a Popular Darknet Marketplace

  Cryptomarkets are novel forms of online marketplaces, hosted on darknets, that simplify the trading of a myriad of illegal and illicit merchandize, namely drugs. Even though most relevant academic research studies focus on illegal drugs, a wide variety of other products and goods that are related to identity, or financial fraud, counterfeit goods or replicas, in addition to doping ... Read More »