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Teen Submachine Gun Buyer Denies All Charges

In April, a teenager, 14-years-old at the time, left school and met a darknet firearms dealer. The charges stemmed from a report by undercover police officers who had caught the teen in a darknet sting operation. One officer posed as the vendor and another, after the first had convinced the suspect to buy a submachine gun and ammunition, posed as ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Seller Sentenced to Five Months in Austria

Towards the end of October, Spain’s Guardia Civil department arrested a former Alphabay firearm vendor. With cooperation from Europol, international law enforcement agencies also arrested six of the vendor’s customers. The investigation led to the discovery that the 24-year-old vendor had shipped weapons to at least 30 customers in 11 countries. Several days after the announcement, a Salzburg judge convicted ... Read More »

Former PSNI Officer Tried To Purchase Gun via the Dark Web

Allen Kennedy, a 31-year-old man, formally with the PSNI (Police Service of Northern Ireland) has pleaded guilty to trying to purchase a gun together with ammunition and a silencer on the dark web. He is due to go on trial on the 14th of this month for drug and ammunition charges. Mr. Kennedy on Friday pleaded guilty to attempting to ... Read More »

Drug Dealer Bought a Gun on the Darknet “for Protection”

In early October, the Chilly-Mazarin Criminal Court heard the case of a formerly convicted drug dealer who had stepped up in the world of crime. In addition to cocaine and marijuana, police found a semi automatic in the suspect’s home. The gun, he said, came from the darknet. Local news outlets reported that the 31-year-old suspect had not “escaped a ... Read More »

Teenage Submachine Gun Buyer Hit with a Terrorism Charge

On September 26, at Coleraine Youth Court, a teenage defendant who had purchased a submachine-gun on the darknet received a new charge relating to a document that had been on his computer at the time of his arrest. In April, the prosecutor explained, the boy—a 14-year-old at the time—had downloaded a manual on producing erythritol tetranitrate. And in combination with ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Vendor Apologizes for the Munich Massacre

The darknet gun vendor who sold a weapon to the Munich gunman, one year after the massacre, confessed. Philipp K., the vendor, admitted to selling David Sonboly a Glock 17 and ammunition. He said, in his opening statement, that had he known David Sonboly truly planned “such an atrocious act,” he would not have sold him the gun. Philipp faces ... Read More »

Details Released In The Case Of The German Arms Dealer Who Sold A Glock Gun To The Münich Shooter

A German news publication released further information in the case of the 32-year-old darknet weapon vendor who sold a Glock gun to the Münich shooter.  The Münich shooting incident – occurred on July 22, 2016 in the vicinity of the Olympia shopping mall – took the lives of 10 people (including the shooter himself) and injured five others. The 18-year-old ... Read More »

18-year-old German Tried To Purchase Machine Gun From The Dark Web

A young man was arrested by German law enforcement authorities for attempted purchase of a machine gun from the dark web. When investigators searched his apartment, they discovered multiple pieces of counterfeit 50 euro bills in addition to a considerable amount of narcotics. The defendant is facing serious charges. Recently, the police and the public prosecutor announced the arrest of ... Read More »

Gun Amnesty autralia

Australia Gets Gun Amnesty, Better Mail Screening in July

Between July 1 and September 30, the Australian Federal Government will run a mass illegal firearm amnesty. For three months, anyone with an illegal, unregistered, or unwanted guns can dispose of it at police stations throughout Australia. This will be the first national illegal weapon amnesty in 20+ years. The Federal Government recreated the program from 20 years ago, save ... Read More »

Another Attempted Gun Buyer Denied Bail in Ireland

Between December 2016 and January 2017, the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) arrested six men (two cases) in an operation against gangland activity “fueled by the darknet.” Darren Bennett was one of the men law enforcement investigated for illegal firearm transactions. And because of the implications associated with illegal firearm deals, a High Court judge ruled that Bennett must ... Read More »

A Glock 17 secured at a gun dealer in Marburg. Photo: Arne Dedert / Archive

Weapon Vendor Who Sold The Gun To The Münich Shooter Formally Charged

The prosecutor’s office in Münich formally charged the man who allegedly sold the firearm to the Münich shooter. The prosecution accused Philipp K., a 32-year-old German man, of negligent homicide in nine cases, negligent bodily harm in five cases as well as violations of the weapons law, Florian Wienzierl, spokesman for the prosecutor’s office in Münich said in a statement ... Read More »

US Firearm Vendor Tried To Sell Gun To Customer, Got Jailed

Michael Ryan, a 36-year-old graduate from Kansas, US, was sentenced to 52 months in prison for running a vendor shop on the dark web. According to law enforcement authorities, the suspect sold weapons under the pseudo name ”Gunrunner” on the Black Market Reloaded (BMR) marketplace. During the investigation, law enforcement authorities discovered that Ryan sold a powerful Hi-Point handgun and ... Read More »

Three Arrested For Attempted Gun Purchase In Germany

A 43, 46, and a 51-year-old were all arrested in Germany for attempted weapon purchase over the dark web, according to the joint press release of the Stuttgart Public Prosecutor and the Reutlingen Police Department. The investigation started in December 2016, after the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) tipped a police officer in Esslingen. According to authorities, the 46-year-old, from ... Read More »

Process Weapon Potenzmittel Rape

Narcotics Sale, Child Porn, Gun Possession And Rape Charges Against A German

A 37-year-old man from Fahrenzhausen, Germany has been charged with serious crimes including the possession of three handguns, child porn, the distribution of drugs on the internet and the rape of his ex-girlfriend. Court documents say that the accused was involved in the dark net scene since 2013. Firstly, investigators were on the wrong trail, they were tracing the purchase ... Read More »