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Circumstantial Evidence Used to Convict Darknet Drug Buyer

During a hearing in late August, a 32-year-old defendant from a small town in northern Bavaria almost escaped a guilty verdict. The suspect, a Burgkunstadt man, had allegedly ordered 100 grams of amphetamine from a darknet vendor. However, like several recent cases in Germany, the prosecution struggled to prove that the suspect, though he had lived at the house, had ... Read More »

Juvenile Sentence for 23-Year-Old Drug Importer

In Bad Aibling, a small town in Bavaria, Germany, a Juvenile Justice Court a saw a 23-year-old former drug trafficker. This is highly unusual in any circumstance, according to the Court, but not without reason in this case. The crimes involved ordering drugs from darknet markets for both personal use and for distribution. However, the drug use and drug trafficking ... Read More »

The Son of a Politician Arrested in a Darknet Drug Raid

The drug raid in Germany has moved from the streets to the home of an influential politician in the country. In the past, many drug traffickers were arrested after they were found guilty of purchasing illicit drugs from the Darknet. Most of the Darknet related arrests in Germany involved weapon trafficking. The investigation by the authorities has now taken them ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

Charge Sheets to Be Filed On the Hyderabad Darknet Related Drug Bust

The progress of the Hyderabad drug bust has been impressive and effective so far. The Telangana’s Prohibition and Excise department arrested 22 people accused of peddling high-end designer and recreational drugs from the deep of the internet called the Darknet. The investigation into the arrest has been a smooth one, and the recent news reaching us is that a charge ... Read More »

Swiss Authorities Arrest Three Dream Market Drug Vendors

Recently, Swiss authorities announced that they had identified and arrested three persons who were allegedly selling drugs on the dark web. Law enforcement reported that they had “blocked” the accounts of the suspects. The image the police provided to the announcement is from the Dream Market, where, earlier on, it was reported that some of the vendor accounts were compromised ... Read More »

13 drug traffickers arrested by New Zealand police for importing drugs through Darknet

The New Zealand authorities undertook a six month operation arresting 13 and seizing drugs suspected to have been ordered through the Darknet marketplace. The passion to completely uproot the drug supply in the country brought a number of agencies together in a six-month operation. The Waitemata Police Tactical Crime Team and the Custom sought to bust class A and class ... Read More »

Operation Tiger: 13 Arrested And Facing Drug Charges In New Zealand

New Zealander authorities announced the arrest of 13 individuals who were arrested in a nationwide police operation. The suspects are facing drug-related charges. All of the cases against the defendants are related to the dark web narcotic trade. On August 4, Detective Sergeant Tim Williams of the Waitemata Police informed the public in a press release about the arrest of ... Read More »

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British Man Participated In Drug Recovery Program, Avoids Jail

A man in his thirties from the United Kingdom, despite the large amounts of drugs he ordered from the dark web, was sentenced to probation. The fact that he voluntarily participated in a drug recovery program and had an almost clean past served a mitigating factor. Jake Brown, 33, of Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the United Kingdom, allegedly ordered over £7,000 ... Read More »

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200 Prepared Packs and 20,000 Ecstasy Pills Seized in Drug Raid

Bavarian authorities scored big amidst an investigation into two darknet drug dealers in Dortmund. In addition to catching the suspects, law enforcement brought in a massive quantity of ecstasy pills—20,000. And the drug discovery, a news channel announced, “was only the beginning.” Authorities revealed little in the way of the actual investigation. They reportedly struggled with the case until July ... Read More »

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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 »

Tollywood hit with Major Dark Web Fueled Drug Scandal

Tollywood, the Telugu version of Hollywood, is wildly popular in India, especially in the Southern states. It is the second largest section of Indian movies, the first being Bollywood, the Hindi version of Hollywood. Tollywood, like any other major film industry, has been accused of various crimes, such as racism, sex scandals, and drug use, but no accusation or investigation ... 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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Russian Police Raid Two Dealers and an Online Drug Network

  Several days ago, we published a piece on darknet—and clearnet—drug trafficking in Russia. That week, Russian law enforcement had busted suppliers, vendors, and drug resellers. Not even a full week had passed before Russian police started catching more drug criminals with connections to the internet. Cannabinoid & a-PVP Dealer In the Udmurt Republic, Russian law enforcement intercepted a 22-year-old ... 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 »

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 »