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Operation CROZET Nets Two International Drug Traffickers

In February 2017, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Australian Border Force (ABF) launched an investigation into international drug traffickers in Melbourne. Among other drugs shipped to the dealers, the ABF had pulled 15.8 kilograms of MDMA and 2.6 kilograms of cocaine from the mail stream. They called the joint action “Operation CROZET.” In late October, the investigation came to ... Read More »

India Police Arrests International Cyber Crime Gang Selling Credit Card Details Of Indians Online

The cyber wing of the Madhya Pradesh Police on Monday arrested two persons for their involvement in the hacking of credit cards of other people and making large and crazy online purchases. The duo is believed to be members of an international cyber-criminal gang whose specialty is hacking credit cards run by a Pakistani national, Shaikh Afzal with Shozi as ... Read More »

More than 50 Arrested in International Darknet Counterfeit Sting

  Through an international operation, Europol and local law enforcement agencies arrested 53 counterfeiters that distributed or purchased fake euro banknotes via the darknet. The “joint action day” involved seven EU Member States, coordinated by Europol, their press release noted. The entire operation fell into place after the arrest of a single counterfeiter in Austria. After Austrian authorities busted the ... Read More »

German Man Caught in International CP Bust

In Erfurt, a German city in the state of Thuringia, a 34-year-old confessed to sexual abuse charges that stemmed from his actions on a darknet chatroom. The 34-year-old Gotha man was one of 50 caught in a international child abuse network sting operation. At the District Court of Erfurt, the judge—one who had dealt with similar cases—spoke of his shock ... Read More »

International Hacker Pleaded Guilty Hacking 13,000 Computers

In Newark, New Jersey, the administrator of two so-called “hacking forums” pleaded guilty to two charges from a six-count indictment. The administrator end International hacker admitted that he committed wire fraud and aggravated identity theft in New Jersey and many known and unknown locations in the United States. The hacker/admin, Sergey Vovnenko, worked with an international criminal investigation from 2010 ... Read More »

International Law Enforcement Gathered to Share Concerns About Bitcoin and Money Laundering

Between January 16 and January 18 of 2017, more than 400 cybercrime, cybersecurity, and money laundering investigators met in Doha, Qatar to discuss digital currency. Specifically, the organizations gathered to analyze the role digital currencies like Bitcoin played on money laundering, economic stability, and terrorist funding. The Working Group on Virtual Currencies—a jointly operated initiative from Europol, Interpol, and the ... Read More »

Department of Justice Plans New Laws “Just Like Rule 41” For International Cybersecurity

The December changes to Rule 41 gave the FBI authority to push their cyber-boundaries even further. It granted legal grounds to hack computers that would, before the change, be untouchable, so to speak. In reality, the FBI received nothing new. Agents acted far outside their legal restraints and, in a literal sense, their geophysical ones too during the PlayPen case. ... Read More »

EnergyControl Drug Testing Service launch Its International Site

Energy Control is a Spanish harm reduction project for recreational drug users. Since 1997, they have developed harm reduction projects and, since then, they have been recognized and acknowledged by local, national and European institutions. Their Drug Checking Service, originally focused on Spanish drug users, is a pioneer project that provides identification and quantification of drug samples destined for personal ... 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 »

Court Rules Government Can’t Access International Data

Companies in the United States, when issued a warrant, have been required to hand over all requested data, including anything stored on offshore servers. One of the most prolific examples of this was in 2014, in an incident involving Microsoft. The Justice Department issued a warrant requesting all emails to and from a Microsoft customer who was a suspect in ... Read More »

Obama Signs into Effect the Transnational Drug Trafficking Act of 2015 to Combat the International Drug Trade

It seems that most of the wold already thinks the American Government over steps its bounds abroad. These new amendments Obama just signed into play will definitely fuel they’re burning fire. This new Act is intended to allow the United States’ reach on the drug war to stretch far and wide; allowing them to prosecute any drug manufacturers who have ... Read More »

New International Task Force Planned to Combat Cyber Crime

International policing agencies are now working together in order to create a more globalized approach to dealing with the critical issue of cyber crime. This comes after the third cyber crime conference which focused on assessing potential threats, co-operation models and the legal and practical challenges facing institutions such as INTERPOL and Europol. Growing Threat One of the issues facing ... Read More »

Australian Man Accused Of Running An International Child Porn Ring

There have been quite some events regarding child pornography. If you can remember, there was a case when the FBI has busted a large CP website that had around 215.000 users. Also, there has been a pretty weird case on a child pornography domain where the site admin has set up a system (crowdfunding platform) that allows members to mine ... Read More »

17 Arrests in International “Dark Web” Firearm Sting

According to gwern the busts are due to flipped Agora seller “weaponsguy. Press Release by afp.gov.au: This is a joint media release between the United States Homeland Security Investigations, Australian Federal Police, and Australian Customs and Border Protection Service A six-month joint operation has seen four people across Australia charged with attempting to purchase illegal firearms online. The arrests were ... Read More »