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Sneek Man Keeps Getting Arrested in Darknet Drug Busts

In November 2017, DeepDotWeb covered the investigation and arrest of several individuals who had allegedly been laundering Bitcoin and selling ecstasy and marijuana on the darknet. Some of the suspected dealers had been arrested two years prior for growing marijuana. Less than one year later, two of the same suspects landed in police custody for distributing marijuana. The story truly ... Read More »

Two Arrested for Selling Opioids from Clearnet Websites

According to a press release and announcement from various government officials from different agencies, an investigation into drug distribution on the internet ended successfully when Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested two drug dealers and seized their storefronts. The investigation, headed by the DEA, targeted two large-scale opioid distributors in the United States: Liangfu Huang and Wei Xu. Both suspects, although ... Read More »

A 23 Year Old Mainz Youth Arrested for Dark Web Drug Trafficking

Police arrested a 23-year-old individual from Mainz after they intercepted a package with 70 grams of amphetamine addressed to his house. Local German authorities claim the 23-year-old bought dark web drugs. Furthermore, he sent them to his house through the regular post, making his capture easier than most darknet market drug traffickers. The intercepted package led police to his home ... Read More »

Four Ecstasy Vendors Arrested in the Netherlands

According to an announcement from the Dutch National Public Prosecution Service, Dutch law enforcement arrested four men for suspected drug production and darknet drug distribution. The announcement accused the men of producing, among other drugs in smaller quantities, massive amounts of ecstasy. The announcement also used a phrase uncommonly seen in similar darknet drug busts: it said the darknet vendor ... Read More »

Napoli Group Counterfeiters Arrested in Bavarian Operation

The Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized more than 100,000 counterfeit Euro notes during a lengthy investigation into a so-called called “counterfeiting gang” responsible for producing and selling counterfeit Euro notes in Naples, Italy. Some readers might remember a connection between Naples and counterfeit Euro notes. The connection, as investigations conducted by Europol and law enforcement in both Italy ... Read More »

Nearly 50 Romanian College Students Arrested For Drug Trafficking Via The Dark Web

In the wake of serious crackdown on drug trafficking in Romania, police in the country have conducted hundreds of searches and arrested several suspects. Among those arrested are about 50 college students linked to trading narcotics via the Darknet. Over 80 people – among them law and medicine students- were arrested in Bucharest after an extensive raid by DIICOT. Police ... Read More »

Austrian Man Arrested for Reselling Counterfeit Euros

According to the National Police Directorate of Lower Austria, a 21-year-old bought counterfeit Euro notes on the darknet and had attempted to use them throughout Austria. After the police caught him, forensic investigators found evidence of several additional crimes stored on his computer. Not only had he ordered counterfeit notes on the darknet, he had also ordered drugs and routinely ... Read More »

Colorado Man Arrested for Darknet Drug Distribution

A six-month federal investigation in Colorado led to the arrest of Paul Carlos Moseley, 31, for allegedly dealing drugs through various darknet markets. Investigators reportedly purchased LSD, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine from the man. The investigation involved the use of classic surveillance tactics, undercover purchases, fingerprint analysis, and casually referenced GPS trackers. Court documents lacked information regarding the start of ... Read More »

Kentucky Man Arrested, Convicted Of Child Pornography

Adrian Grisanti, a 46-year-old man from Louisville, Kentucky, has been found guilty on 20 counts linked to child pornography and an additional count of destroying evidence, according to reports from US Attorney Josh Minkler. Grisanti’s conviction came after a 4-day trial under Judge Tanya Walton Pratt, in Indiana. Child porn, which is one of the most disgusting crimes on the ... Read More »

Suspects on dark web credit cards used to purchase appliances arrested

Police in Macon County have detained several suspects related to credit cards stolen and sold on the dark web, and later used in making transactions in purchasing appliances. They say that several thousands of dollars have been spent by the people. These arrests reveal the severity of the matter and its extent. The dark web continues to come up with ... Read More »

Man Arrested for Secretly Filming Children in Restrooms

Jonathan Oldale, a 54-year-old Maryland man, allegedly placed a backpack with a hidden camera in the bathroom of a Silver Spring gymnastics center. The backpack, easily attributable to Oldale, led police to his house and other devices he kept at home. On at least one device, the police found evidence that Oldale had been using the darknet and that he ... Read More »

Darkweb Gun Trafficker Arrested Selling Weapons To Australia

An associate of a U.S. based group which sells firearms on a Darkweb market has been busted. The 29-year-old Gerren Johnson was taken into custody after an international investigation was conducted exposing him as a firearms trafficker. The weapons were smuggled in electronic products and delivered to buyers across the globe especially to people in Australia. In 2017, Gerren Johnson, ... Read More »

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Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies. Bitcoin has become increasingly popular in the recent past as an alternative form of currency. The digital ... Read More »

INDONESIAN STUDENT ARRESTED FOR PURCHASING ECSTASY USING BITCOINS

For some months now, the only certainty about the fight against the use of the dark web is the arrest of culprits every now and then. Although this shows improvement, it still isn’t the way to curb the problem. Meanwhile, the list of active students involved in dark web behavior is increasing with arrests taking place in Indonesia as well. ... Read More »

Dream Vendor ‘OxyGod’ Arrested in DEA Operation

According to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Central District of California, a DEA investigation in Orange County led to the arrest of three men who allegedly sold fentanyl on the Dream darknet marketplace. The announcement followed the release of a criminal complaint that accused the men of darknet drug distribution under the vendor account “Oxygod.” The ... Read More »