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Congress Wants Postal Drug Smuggling Wiped Out

Mail systems all over the world face the same issue; how to stop people from shipping illegal drugs through the system. Most Commonly, drugs ordered from Dark Net Marketplaces, are shipped through the U.S. postal service. Congress is now calling on the Obama Administration to figure out how to fight the growing movement of these drugs through the mail. “As ... Read More »

Drug Sales On The Deepweb Have Little Impact On International Drug Trade

The 2016 World Drug Report stated that the deepweb is fueling an international drug trade. According to Stijn Hoorens and David Décary-Hétu, the claim is not reinforced by empirical evidence. RAND Europe and the Universities of Montreal and Manchester conducted a study that ultimately disproved the 2016 WDR’s claims. Global law enforcement agencies routinely arrest succesful deepweb vendors, indicating there ... Read More »

New UK Drug Law Leads To More Dark Web Sales

In May, the United Kingdom approved a new law, which banned all new psychoactive substances (NPS). One interesting fact about the new legislation: it bans all substances that have an effect on the brain (there is a pre-approved list of narcotics, such as nicotine or alcohol). As most of us know, banning drugs does not stop customers from purchasing them. ... Read More »

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Drug Cryptomarkets

Two well known researchers, Monica Barratt and Judith Aldridge, put together an in-depth publication on crypto-marketplaces (the academic term for dark net markets). The jointly written article was recently published on the International Drug Info Policy website. In essence, the article answers every question about darknet markets that an outsider would have. The publication is fittingly titled “Everything you always ... Read More »

Report Says Dutch Lead Online Drug Sales In The West

According to a recent report by the justice ministry, the Netherlands is leading in online drug sales in the West. Rand, an independent research group, published 207 pages on the topic where it analyzed 50 encrypted webshops to estimate the size of the online markets. Websites based in the Netherlands specialize in ecstasy-related drugs, while cannabis accounts for just 9% ... Read More »

Three Irishmen to Stand Trial for Dark Net Drug Dealing

Kyle Hall, Richard Sinclair, and Stephen Rodgers were all arrested for dealing MDMA as well as other drugs on the dark net. The men were set to appear in front of the magistrate on Friday. Police in Northern Ireland found ecstasy, marijuana, and diazepam tablets worth over 100,000 GBP (131,000 USD). The seizure took place in Coleraine, Co Londonderry, and ... Read More »

South Australian Police: New Campaign Against Internet Drug Sales

Four South Australian men, their ages ranging from 23 to 32, were arrested in August under various drug charges in connection with a new campaign by the South Australia Police to curb sales of controlled substances over the internet. According to the Department’s Serious and Organized Crime Branch, who are responsible for drug cases and will be leading the new ... Read More »

A New Study Shows UK Is Winning the Dark Net Drug Race

A new study found that Britain has the second highest online drug use in the world. The study was done on dark net markets, and was done on the number of transactions being done in various countries. In total, the number of transactions done online in Britain has tripled in just three years, coming it at a staggering 15 million ... Read More »

Drug Sales on Darknet Markets Have Tripled Since the Silk Road Bust

The government’s push to take down the original Silk Road was motivated by several factors but one in particular was especially interesting. Congress wanted to cut off online drug trade before the industry could grow became a trend. But according to research, the exact opposite has happened. Deepweb drug sales have since tripled. According to a study conducted by Judith ... Read More »

Yahoo Ordered to Reveal How Deleted Drug Case Emails Were Recovered

We recently wrote how deleted Yahoo emails were questionably involved in a drug trafficking case – and in a development to that story, a judge is ordering Yahoo to explain how it was done. While serving a 16-year sentence in UK prison cell, Russell Knaggs orchestrated a plan to import five tons of cocaine from South America, hidden in boxes ... Read More »

French MP Wants To Crack Down On Dark Net Drug Sales

Bernard Debré, a member of the Republicans Party in France, is very much worried about the sale of illegal substances on the dark web and the clearnet. To draw public attention, he even ordered some drugs from an online marketplace. Debré took part in a survey recently where he discovered that illicit substances can be bought online pretty easily. He ... Read More »

UN Trying To Find Methods To Stop The Dark Web Drug Trade

The UNODC (the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime) published its annual report on Thursday where they have mentioned some new methods and technologies to cope with the drug trade on the dark net. The report says: “Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in many countries are still not in a position to deal effectively with the anonymous ... Read More »

Dutch Drug Dealers Arrested with Ties to Dark Net

A 28-year-old Dutch man and two of his friends were arrested last week in a huge joint investigation with the United states to combat illegal drug trade that takes place on dark net. The main suspect is from Broek op Langedijk, and is suspected of trading and exporting large quantities of narcotics and money laundering. The other two, a 29 ... Read More »