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Ireland to Intensively Scan Packages for Illegal Weapons

Ireland’s Gardaí announced an increased level of surveillance on the country’s ports and airports in an effort to cut down on inbound weapon smuggling. The Gardaí learned that a number of extremists may have recently used the darknet to facilitate illegal weapon importation. According to the Met Police, attackers in London may be attempting to do the same. The Met ... Read More »

Teen Skips School for a Darkweb Weapons Deal

A 14-year-old appeared before a judge at Ballymena Magistrates’ Court. He faced the charge of attempting to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, the arresting officer explained. She, the police officer made the arrest and played the role of an online weapons vendor. The suspect told her that he attempted to purchase the gun for a Jamaican man ... Read More »

Darknet Weapons Vendor From Kansas Sentenced to 52 Months in Prison

Acting Assistant Attorney General Kenneth A. Blanco of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division along with Acting U.S. Attorney Tom Beall of the District of Kansas announced the end of a darknet gunrunner case. A Kansas man Michael Andrew Ryan, aka Brad Jones and GunRunner, signed a plea deal to shorten his sentence—contingent upon information Ryan provided. According to the Department ... Read More »

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Narcotics, Weapons, And Counterfeit Money Found In German’s Apartment

A 28-year-old man from Stuttgart, Germany stood before court for possessing large amounts of narcotics, counterfeit money, and weapons in his apartment. According to police information, all illegal goods were ordered from the dark web. The case started in 2016 when the suspect bought a kilogram of marijuana from a dark web vendor “River 87”, the defendant confessed. Meanwhile, the ... Read More »

Swiss Authorities Left Powerless Against Online German Weapons Shop

On May 18, a man from Frick, Switzerland visited the website migrantenshreck.ru (migrant fright in English), a firearm webshop promising fast and discreet product delivery for customers who want to protect themselves against asylum seekers. Behind the shop is Mario Rönsch, a well-known German right wing extremist who is infamous in the country for calling for violence and incitement. The ... Read More »

Belgian Sentenced To Community Service For Ordering Weapons Of War

A 37-year-old man from Herent, Belgium was sentenced to 80 hours of community service for possessing and ordering weapons of war from the dark net. According to court documents, the 37-year-old man had seen the news about the ongoing war in Syria and the possible consequences of it on Belgium. He wanted to protect himself and his family, according to ... Read More »

Darknet Weapon Vendor Who Sold Weapons to the Munich Gunman is Working with Police

The darknet arms dealer who sold firearms to the Munich shooter has given a full confession to federal prosecutors. He testified against himself and is in full cooperation with the Frankfurt Prosecutors Office. In August, the 31-year-old vendor was arrested. The investigation into where David Ali Sonboly purchased his weapon was carried out by 65-person taskforce. 31,000 tips and pieces ... Read More »

Report Says How Weapons Are Smuggled Into The United Kingdom

According to the NCA’s new report, dark web based criminals are smuggling weapons illegally to the United Kingdom by splitting them into component parts and shipping them via courier services. The report says that firearm sellers are taking advantage of the huge expansion of courier firms, so they can ship the products from overseas to their customers in the UK. ... Read More »

Do People Really Buy Weapons From Dark Web Markets?

The US attorney general states that President Obama’s actions on weapons specially target the dark web, however, do people really buy their guns from there? The recent executive actions of the US President are aiming to decrease gun violence in the United States by requiring all gun sellers to not only be licensed but to perform background checks on the ... Read More »

Montgomery Man Sentenced To Prison For Selling Weapons On Dark Net

Michael Albert Focia (48) of Montgomery, Alabama was sentenced for 51 months of jail time for dealing with firearms without a license and two counts of selling guns to customers who were outside the State of Alabama, according to George L. Beck, Jr., United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama. We have already written an article about Focia. ... Read More »

Nucleus Market Has Removed Its Weapons Category

Nucleus market,  one of the current largest market has decided to remove its “weapons” category in light of recent terror attacks in France.  As its stated on their homepage: Dear users, in the light of recent events in France we have decided to remove our Weapons section and we are going to disallow weapons on our Market completely. Reason is ... Read More »

Gorseinon Man Jailed For Possessing Illegal Weapons

Jeffrey Paul Lloyd, a Gorseinon man, was jailed for six years for possessing an arsenal of illegal weapons that had been found in his home during a raid in March. The law enforcement authorities have discovered a handcrafted pipe gun, a cache of ammunition and illegal pepper spray. Lloyd stated that he bought the weapons from Agora Marketplace (from the ... Read More »

Teen Sentenced After Using DNMs To Buy Weapons & Plot Mass Murder

Liam Lyburd, a British teenager living in his family house at Hamilton Place, Newcastle upon Tyne, has been sentenced for life for planning a massacre at his former Newcastle College. We have already written an article about Lyburd when he was caught by the police, however, his trial just ended and have resulted in a life sentence for the 19-year-old ... Read More »

Teenager Used DNMs For Buying Weapons And Ammo To Plot Mass Murder At His Former College

Liam Lyburd, a former college student of Newcastle College, has pleaded guilty to nine charges including the possession of a 9mm Luger Caliber Glock firearm, the manufacture of five pipe bombs and two other homemade explosives. Liam’s mother has showed the police his son’s stash where they have found the Glock gun, 94 jacketed hollow point expanding bullets, tear gas ... Read More »