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Bavaria Sees Increase in Drug Overdoses, but One City Only Sees More Darknet Drugs

According to the National Criminal Police Office, the number of drug overdoses in Bavaria rose to new levels during 2016. Law enforcement, in addition to drug safety groups conducted numerous studies and the results, overall, remained consistent with outside studies. In Augsburg, a city in Bavaria, 27 people died due to drug overdose in 2016, according to Gerlinde Mair, Head ... Read More »

Swedish Legislators Push for Change to End Drug Trafficking by Mail

The past few years proved to be a challenge for law enforcement and the law in general, regarding drugs. Studies revealed that more and more people tried drugs for the first time. More people accessed the darknet for the first time. And many people admitted that drug usage only became enticing upon discovery of the darknet—where they made their first ... Read More »

Irish Law Enforcement Calls Darknet Drug Trafficking an “Overwhelming Challenge”

Law enforcement across the world in 2016 struggled to stay ahead of crime on the internet. Major accomplishments, for both regional and international agencies, made headlines many times. However, as the year ended, quarterly reports from law enforcement authorities, police spokespersons, and even government representatives revealed that the “breaking news” cases were not a regular occurrence. Ireland’s Gardaí (Garda) is ... Read More »

The EU to Hire Hackers and Ex-Drug Users to Stop Darknet Drug Trafficking

Alexis Goosdeel, chief of The European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA), announced a new approach to fighting darknet drug sales. On January 4, Goosdeel spoke to the Belgian newspaper Le Soir about a newly drafted strategy aimed solely at the buying and selling of darknet-traced drugs. And according to Le Soir, the strategy, while not due for ... Read More »

Three Silk Road Vendors Convicted for Online Drug Distribution

A federal jury in Orlando, Florida, found Julian Villa-Gomez Lemus, a 31-year-old from Visalia, CA, guilty of selling drugs via the darknet. Previously—or very shortly before but within the same week—Julian Villa-Gomez Lemus watched his conspirators plead guilty for the same or very similar crimes. All of the defendants shared a conviction: conspiracy to distribute controlled substances. However, the degree ... Read More »

Three Irishmen Jailed For Dark Web Drug Trading, Use of Cash Vital in Crackdown

As previously reported by DeepDotWeb In December, three Irishmen including Richard Sinclair of Coleraine, Stephen Rodgers of Carrickfergus and Kyle Hall of Belfast were charged with several offenses including money laundering, possession of and intent to supply class A drugs and intent to supply and class A drugs. This week, Sinclair and Hall both plead guilty to most of the ... Read More »

Officers In Bengaluru Report 100% Increase in Drug Crimes From 2015

In Bengaluru, India, police officers reported a 100 percent increase in the number of narcotic-related arrests during 2016, compared to the arrest numbers from 2015. In 2016, officers arrested 289 individuals, both buyers and sellers. In stark contrast, officers only busted 141 people in 2015. The type of drug remained the same—from marijuana to LSD. Police attributed the increase to ... Read More »

Darknet Drug Purchases Increase by 2.2%, Global Studies Suggest

Two major global drug studies from Global Drug Survey and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA) emphasized the impact of the darknet on the rising global drug usages. EMCDDA specifically noted the rise of cryptomarkets such as AlphaBay, that accept anonymous cryptocurrencies including Monero to facilitate transactions. Bitcoin, the best performing currency and asset of 2016 ... Read More »

Two Sussex Men Charged for Darknet Drug Sales and Money Laundering

An investigation conducted by South East Regional Organized Crime (SEROCU) led to the arrest of four men for darknet crimes. SEROCU investigated four men: two from Sussex and two from Birmingham. The Crawley Magistrates’ Court has seen only the Sussex men. The other two faced charges in Birmingham. Police confirmed that the court formally charged the two Sussex men with ... Read More »

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Chief of Police Calls Darknet Drug Bust One of the Largest Ever in Sweden

On November 16, the Skaraborg District Court charged four individuals for drug distribution. The group sold 15 types of drugs and shipped them across the globe— mostly to the US. They also hand-delivered products within Sweden, investigators explained. Chief Inspector Lars Johansson said “this is the largest drug case ever,” at a recent press conference. Many of the initial figures ... Read More »

Irish Darknet Drug Dealers Reassured of Receiving a Long Sentence in January

The three Irishmen who were charged for selling drugs on the Darknet have been assured they will receive lengthy jail sentences for their crimes. Richard Sinclair of Coleraine, Kyle Hall of Belfast, and Stephen Rodgers of Carrickfergus were all arrested and charged for selling drugs using the Darknet. Sinclair allegedly used his bedroom computer to order drugs from Holland, and ... Read More »

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New Zealand Customs Report Reveals Record High Drug Seizures

C. Aliens New Zealand Customs Report Reveals Record High Drug Seizures According to recent reports from New Zealand Customs, drug seizures are at an all time high. The reports covered the first eight months of the year. Thus far, Customs seized 15% more packages than in 2015. Fourfold the number of packages in 2014. The Official Information Act by Customs ... Read More »

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Global Drug Survey 2017 Will Highlight Darknet Drug Users Worldwide

The leader in worldwide drug studies, Global Drug Survey (GDS), announced a media partnership with Australia’s Fairfax Media. Additionally, the 2017 survey will pay special attention to how drug users across the globe make use of the darknet and what role the darknet has on drug use. The London-based organization was founded to collect information on global drug use, specifically ... Read More »

Europol Gets Help From a Member of the Swedish Police to Fight Darknet Crime

Europol in the Netherlands announced a new addition to the crime fighting taskforce. The employee, a commissioner with a background in intelligence work with the Stockholm police, was enlisted to help fight crime on the darknet. The article announcing the new role spoke of the unique position Ericsson would be playing. Europol had been facing an influx of terrorism-related crime ... Read More »

Bodenseekreis Student Sentenced To Probation For Drug Trafficking

A 24-year-old student from Bodenseekreis, Germany was sentenced to three years of probation for selling drugs he bought from the dark web. According to official documents at the Konstanz District Court the student ordered drugs from dark net markets in 19 cases. Between 2014 and 2015, the accused bought all kinds of narcotics worth 37,000 Euros from a vendor shop ... Read More »