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Police Busted NYC Synthetic Drug Dealer

Law enforcement authorities arrested a suspect who was allegedly running two websites where he had sold synthetic “research drugs” to his customers. Police reported that one of the suspect’s sales resulted in the death of a Wisconsin man. Brian Parker, of New York City, was arrested by law enforcement authorities on August 26. The suspect allegedly ran a drug lab ... Read More »

Fake Press Cards Sold On The Dark Web Force Danish Police To Increase Security In Parliament

Counterfeit press cards sold on the dark web present a threat to the Danish police. Law enforcement in the country take the fake press cards, which are advertised for nearly $160, seriously. The Danish Parliament emphasized that the journalists’ bags and jackets should be screened no matter if they own a press card. According to the Danish media outlet Journalisten, ... Read More »

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German Police Address Former Politician for Years of Darknet Distribution

A former district committee member and board spokesperson of the Green party in Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg sold drugs on the darknet since 2013, German authorities announced on August 22. That very same day, a special police commando unit raided the 40-year-old’s apartment after a lengthy investigation into his criminal activities. In total, according to the Berlin Landeskriminalamt (LKA), “Boris J.,” the suspect, ... Read More »

Dutch Police Arrest Three in Research Chemical Investigation

In early August, Dutch police forces raided a drug laboratory in Boxtel, a small town in the southern Netherlands. The police arrested three suspects for alleged drug distribution at an international level. Police left out the majority of the details, but members of a subreddit fit pieces together and found the identity of the three suspects. The newly arrested drug ... Read More »

Berlin Police Arrested Two Suspects For Selling Kamagra Pills

German authorities arrested a couple for selling potency pills on the dark web. The local media reported two arrests in the case, however, the prosecutor’s office in Bremen suspects that two further persons were involved in the sale of the illegal substances. On August 9, law enforcement authorities raided an apartment in Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany. The operation took place on ... Read More »

UK Police Fail to Identify Bitcoin, Research Group Claims

The N8 Policing Research Partnership, in early August, published a report that called for an increased law enforcement involvement in bitcoin seizures. The research group, hereinafter “N8,” proposed that UK police needed cryptocurrency training for several reasons. The most significant, they explained, involved the role Bitcoin had on modern criminal activity. According to their report, Bitcoin had become the most ... Read More »

13 drug traffickers arrested by New Zealand police for importing drugs through Darknet

The New Zealand authorities undertook a six month operation arresting 13 and seizing drugs suspected to have been ordered through the Darknet marketplace. The passion to completely uproot the drug supply in the country brought a number of agencies together in a six-month operation. The Waitemata Police Tactical Crime Team and the Custom sought to bust class A and class ... Read More »

Brussels Police Officer Busted Over Darknet Breach

A Brussel police officer was summoned before the Belgian authorities for engaging in illicit Darknet activities. The decision to make the arrest came after authorities conducted series of investigation and searches in last week. Information from the federal prosecutor’s office confirms that the suspected Brussels police officer was a railway police. The investigating Judge from Limburg on Tuesday requested for ... Read More »

With The EU Funding The Project, Swedish Police Researching Cybercrime And Cryptocurrencies

Along with other national police forces in the European Union, the Swedish police is seeking EU funds to research cybercrime involving the dark web and cryptocurrencies. An evaluation report published last month detailed that the Swedish, Austrian and German police are planning to raise funds from a European Union research initiative called Horizon 2020. According to the official website of ... Read More »

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Austrian Police to Decrypt WhatsApp Messages “In the Future”

At a Ministry of Justice meeting in Austria, Mag. Konrad Kogler, Director General for Public Security, spoke of law enforcement’s nearing ability to intercept and decrypt WhatsApp messages. He explained the difficulties even caused police, especially in cases of terrorism and drug trafficking. “The first approach between drug addicts, drug traffickers or IS recruiters mostly [starts with] the telephone,” the ... Read More »

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Belgian Police Raiding Houses in BTC Money Laundering Bust

  Seemingly unrelated to the recent United States demanding of Greek police to arrest the alleged owner of BTC-e, the Belgian judicial police raided nine locations for the same reason. Not that the U.S. asked them to conduct the raids and subsequent arrests; according to the latest published news, the Belgian judicial police suspected several men of money laundering through ... Read More »

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Dutch Police Have Taken Over 12 Dream Accounts, Likely More

In June, law enforcement in Germany arrested three men. All three, according to the Bamberg General Prosecutor’s Office, operated LuL.to, an illegal (eBook) file-sharing website. Two of those men, according to Dutch police, managed or owned Hansa Market. Dutch police subtly took control of the market. Once they secretly owned Hansa—akin to the FBI running PlayPen—they had access to any ... Read More »