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Teen Sentenced for Darknet Explosive Purchase

On November 17, U.S. Attorney Tom Beall announced that a United States District Court Judge sentenced a 19-year-old to two years in prison for buying explosives on the darknet. He initially claimed that he planned to destroy the vehicle of someone who had “dinged” his mother’s car, but he later refreshed that he had planned to intimidate a rival drug ... Read More »

East Timor Veteran Jailed for Darknet Weapon Purchase Attempt

  Michael Eling Falconer, an East Timor veteran has pleaded guilty to attempting to use Bitcoin to purchase weapons on the Darknet. In the Melbourne court, Falconer admitted that he tried to purchase four Glock pistols and a Silencer from the Darknet. In an investigation, it was revealed that the East Timor veteran wanted to import the weapons and sell ... Read More »

Sydney Student Arrested after Dark Web Drugs Purchase.

On November 10, a 24-year-old university student was arrested by officers from Newtown Local Area Command, at the University of Sydney residence in Camperdown. He was arrested while collecting a package in the mail containing drugs he had ordered from the dark web. The police believe that the student planned to sell the drugs to other students. From the arrest ... 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 »

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 »

LSD Purchase Went Bad: Three Arrested In Romania

Three suspects were arrested in Romania for ordering large amounts of LSD along with hash. The defendants allegedly used the dark web to place orders for the narcotics. Due to the large amounts of drugs, Romanian law enforcement authorities are suspecting that the trio sought to resell the substances to local customers. According to a press release published by the ... Read More »

Suspect Admits to Cyanide Purchase and Extortion

In August 2016, a 74-year-old retiree became an extortionist due to “old age poverty.” This Dortmund resident developed a name for himself as his entire extortion scheme involved cyanide, gummy bears, millions of euros, and unfulfilled purchases from a vendor on the darknet. Although he previously confessed to the crime, his motive was unknown until a June court appearance. As ... Read More »

FBI Hacked Darknet Buyer Who Wanted To Purchase Mail Bomb

According to a plea agreement, the Federal Bureau of Investigation hacked a dark web user who tried to purchase a mail bomb from an undercover investigator in the United States. The plea agreement, filed on April 28, 2017, states that Clinton Scott Bass of Georgia in the SE United States, was using two different pseudo names, contacted an undercover police ... Read More »

Two Buyers Arrested for 250 Pill DNM Purchase

On February 11, 2017, customs officials at the Vienna Schwechat airport intercepted a package of 250 ecstasy pills. The ecstasy originated from the Netherlands—a red flag for law enforcement. Several months later, following an investigation by Austrian law enforcement, the district police in Volkermarkt arrested the buyer of the package. The Netherlands is well-known as one of the greatest exporters ... 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 »

Schrobenhausen: After arms sales continue in U-custody

Suspected Drug Dealer In Small German Town Arrested For Attempted Weapon Purchase

German law enforcement authorities detained a young man for ordering a weapon from the dark web, and for narcotics trafficking. On Thursday, September 15, 2016, armed undercover officers arrested a 24-year-old man at a large supermarket parking lot on Pöttmesser Strasse. Schrobenhausen is a small town in Germany with a population of 14,600 people. When special forces in heavy protective ... 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 »

24-Year-Old Suspect Admits Attempting to Purchase Several Firearms from the Darknet

During mid-September, the Federal Criminal Police of Germany (BKA) arrested a 24-year-old for trying to buy weapons on the darknet. The BKA posed as a weapons vendor on the darknet and arranged a deal. Police, armed and masked, met the would-be buyer near a crowded supermarket and apprehended him on the spot. The 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district, according to ... Read More »

New Bill To Require ID To Purchase Prepaid Phones

Jonestown survivor State Representative Jackie Speier of California introduced a bill last week that would “require purchasers of pre-paid mobile devices or SIM cards to provide identification, and for other purposes.” In a press release about Speier’s bill introduction, “burner” phones were described as “pre-paid phones that terrorists, human traffickers, and narcotics dealers often use to avoid scrutiny by law ... Read More »

Man Charged With BTC Purchase of Firearm and Silencer on “Darknet”

According to a justice.gov press release: BOSTON – A Hyannis man was charged today in federal court with purchasing a firearm and silencer on a “Darknet Market” website, which provides anonymity to users to buy and sell illegal goods. Justin Moreira, 21, was arrested today and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of being a felon in possession ... Read More »