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Opposition Leader Wants to Track Terrorist Bitcoin Use

On June 12, Leader of the Opposition in Australia, Bill Shorten, spoke to the House of Representatives about Bitcoin and encryption. Similar to other government-related discussions involving either topic, his argument called for government intervention. Shorten’s speech followed the direction of the opinions shared by the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on Cybersecurity, Dan Tehan. Tehan voiced his recent concerns ... Read More »

Socialist Youth Leader Arrested for Child Pornography

The general secretary of the Socialist Youth of Elche (Alicante) was arrested in early June for the possession of child pornography. The Directorate General of the National Police announced his arrest and incarceration shortly after it occurred. The general secretary was arrested by the National Police after a year-long investigation into child pornography on the darknet. The (potentially former) general ... Read More »

Leader of Lubbock Fentanyl Trafficking Group Sentenced

In June, a Lubbock man admitted his role in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. He, alongside his co-defendant, pleaded not guilty in February this year. Sidney Caleb Lanier, the 36-year-old father of three, explained that his arrest in 2016 ultimately saved his life. Authorities said the man was set to be the biggest fentanyl dealer in Lubbock. He told the court ... Read More »

Chemical Love Leader Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison

In April 2016, German law enforcement raided a cellar in Rülzheim and several locations in Baden-Württemberg. The media caught on and asked questions. Investigators then reported that the arrests pertained to a group behind “Germany’s biggest illegal web shop for narcotics.” Now the entire group in the Chemical Love case received sentences, save for one. Chemical Love was, as prosecutors ... Read More »

Leader of Online Carding Forums Sentenced in Mississippi

In June, 2014, Homeland Security Investigations in Mississippi began an investigation into Milad Kalantari, an Iranian citizen. Throughout the course of the investigation, HSI learned that Kalantari ran an “international fraud organization.” More specifically, they learned that the 32-year-old Iranian ran multiple websites that sold stolen credit card information. After a multi-year provided, the case closed on March 9, 2017, ... Read More »

Research Reveals Australia is an Emerging Leader in Darknet Markets

According to research presented at the Victorian Alcohol and Drug Association Conference this month, Australia is only second to the Netherlands in the number of darknet market vendors per capita. There are a higher number of vendors from Australia on darknet markets when it comes to global trade of drugs, especially methamphetamine. These vendors account for over a quarter of ... Read More »

Alleged Bendigo Gang Leader Arrested, Refused Bail

Dean Poot (25), from Bendigo, was arrested in a police raid on his home at Gumnut Rise on May 17. Poot is the alleged leader of a drug dealing syndicate in Bendigo who imported drugs from the dark web. On Wednesday, the 25-year-old’s bail was refused by Bendigo Magistrates’ Court, he is facing 7 charges including trafficking methylamphetamine and interfering ... Read More »