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Wolverhampton teen convicted of importing explosives from the dark web

Gurtej Singh Randhawa, from Wolverhampton, attempted to buy a Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device from the darknet, which would then be sent to him. Randhawa, a former pupil at Wolverhampton Grammar school, faces a jail term after he was found guilty of maliciously possessing an explosive substance with intent to endanger life or cause serious damage. He was found guilty ... Read More »

An artillery shell found in the barn of the 30-year-old.

Dutch Police Not Knowing Where Collector Got World War II Ammunition And Explosives

Law enforcement authorities discovered a large cache, containing kilograms of ammunition and explosives from World War II, at a man’s home in Etten-Leur, the Netherlands. Investigators do not know the source or the method how the suspect acquired the illegal items. It is certain that the number of grenades, including frag, phosphorous (smoke) and other hand grenades, was too much ... Read More »

Prison Sentence For Dutch Man Who Tried To Purchase Assault Rifle And Explosives From The Darknet

In January, a man from Barendrecht, the Netherlands was sentenced to prison for attempted purchase of handguns, a shotgun, an assault rifle, grenades, and ammunition. Now, the man appealed the punishment against him. Law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands received a tip from their Australian colleagues, which resulted in the arrest of the 24-year-old suspect in August 2016. According to ... Read More »

Two Dutch Brothers Arrested For Ordering Explosives From Undercover FBI Agent

Two brothers, 22-year-old Ali and 19-year-old Yusuf, were arrested in the Netherlands for ordering 500 grams of Semtex, a plastic explosive from the dark web. The explosive is mostly used in commercial blasting, demolition, and in certain military applications. However, Semtex became a popular tool for terrorists and paramilitary groups since it was extremely difficult to detect, until recently. According ... Read More »

Charleroi Policeman Arrested for Buying Explosives from Dark Net

On Monday, a Charleroi policeman was arrested due to an investigation. The investigation was sparked when a foreign intelligence service intervened in a weapons and explosives buy from a dark net market. The public Prosecutor’s office confirmed that two warrants were issued for the arrest of Thomas V; a 35-year-old Charleroi police officer. He was part of the GSA, a ... Read More »

Houston Man Arrested After Attempting To Purchase Explosives On AlphaBay

In Houston, a 50-year-old man was arrested for attempting to purchase explosives from the deepweb, federal prosecutors announced. The accused Cary Lee Ogborn, as it turns out, was unknowingly in contact with an undercover agent the entire time. According to the criminal complaint, Ogborn attempted to find and purchase explosives on AlphaBay in early August 2016. The FBI looked into ... Read More »

Australia Post Unable to Detect Drugs or Explosives in Mail

In news that may be reassuring to some, Australia Post claims they can’t legally detect drugs in the mail and even if they could – they lack the technology to do so. ABC News filed a Freedom of Information request to gather details on investigations of illegal narcotics being sent through the mail. For those who are unaware, Australia Post ... Read More »