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Ecstasy Vendor Busted by Joint Taskforce in the Netherlands

A joint investigation between German and Netherlands police forces led to the arrest of several individuals suspected of running a darknet drug operation responsible for the distribution of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and hundreds of thousands of ecstasy pills. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Public Prosecutor of Münster and the State Criminal Police Office, with assistance from ... 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 »

Two Darknet Vendors Busted in the Netherlands

Police in Amsterdam arrested two suspected darknet dealers in Monday, April 9. According to an announcement on politie.nl, the men shipped “thousands” of packages of drugs across the world. The arrests took place not long after Dutch authorities conducted a ‘knock and talk’ operation that resulted in one immediate arrest and numerous candidates for a future arrest spree. Many of ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust a Massive Darknet Vendor Under New Aliases

Netherlands police ended the career of one of the largest darknet dealers involved in the MDMA, ecstasy, and cocaine trade. According to the official press release, the four suspects were behind the vendor accounts Doug-Heffernan, Smurfs, Mr. Bubblebgum, Rubiks and DrugsGames. They shipped tens of thousands of packages across the globe, police said. Raids were executed at five houses in ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Darknet Trafficking Group

In 2015, law enforcement in the Netherlands arrested three suspects in connection with a cannabis growing operation in the province of Friesland. More than two years later, Friesland detectives completed an investigation that led to to the arrest of the same three suspects for operating a massive darknet ecstasy and marijuana trafficking operation. Over 150 police officers raided 10 houses ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Arrested The First Hansa Users In The Netherlands

The Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office announced the first arrests conducted by law enforcement in the country regarding the takedown of the Hansa Market. According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in the Netherlands, law enforcement authorities arrested one of the top sellers in the country. The 28-year-old man of Krimpen aan den Ijssel, the Netherlands allegedly sold large quantities of cannabis ... Read More »

Dark Web LSD Distributor Arrested, Operated in the Netherlands, Britain and Germany

  A Piyush, India-based event manager and engineer, was arrested by officials from the Special Task Force of the Prohibition and Excise department (STFPE) and the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) for utilizing a dark web marketplace to purchase and distribute drugs including LSD from and to India, the Netherlands, Britain and Germany. In an interview with local Indian publications, Excise ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Three Darknet Traffickers

In early July, the National Police in North Holland raided eight locations in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, and Zandvoort. The searches were part of a January investigation into darknet vendors from the area. Police captured three suspects in their homes; the other locations contained drugs, firearms, cash, and manufacturing materials. The police explained that in September 2016, the Specialized Post / Parcel ... Read More »

Netherlands: Six Darknet Marketplace Vendors Arrested

The Netherlands is one of the superpowers in drug dealings in Europe, and a report released last year confirmed that the country is counted among the leading producers of drugs through the Darknet marketplace. As part of the measures to reduce the use of Darknet drug trade in the Netherlands, authorities took down some shops set up on the Darknet ... Read More »

Report: Weapon Trade On The Dark Web Increased In The Netherlands

According to a national threat assessment report published by the Dutch police on June 1, the illegal trade of weapons on the darknet is increased, along with the use of automatic firearms among criminals in the Netherlands. A separate report conducted in May confirms the findings of the current study. In the previous research, it was claimed that it is ... Read More »

Austria Urges The Netherlands To Shut Down Drug Laboratories

The Netherlands, according to the Austrian Interior Minister, is not doing a good enough job in the two countries cooperation in the fight against narcotics. The interior minister urges the closure of laboratories in the Netherlands that are used for the production of drugs, such as ecstasy and methamphetamine, which are then shipped to the United States and other European ... Read More »

Officials Blame the Netherlands for MDMA and Meth Influx

The Netherlands is well-known—even amidst law enforcement ranks—for being one of the main suppliers of MDMA and substituted amphetamines. So much so, users on drug market forums recommend avoiding buying any product from a vendor who either resides in or ships from the Netherlands. The packages draw too much attention. According to senior Austrian officials, the Netherlands is not doing ... Read More »

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Report: Easier To Acquire A Rifle Than A Pistol In The Netherlands

A recently conducted report claimed that it is easier to acquire a rifle than a pistol in the Netherlands. “The darknet and the internet just simplified the purchase of firearms; you order, pay in bitcoins, and you get the weapon delivered by a courier,” one of the researchers stated. According to the report, law enforcement authorities in the Netherlands are ... Read More »

Netherlands Identity Fraud Doubled Between 2015-2016

Increased levels of fraud, in general, should come as no surprise. And even less of one after glancing at the DeepDotWeb frontpage where no mistake regarding fraud, cybercrime, or hacking could possibly be made; on almost a daily basis, a new indecent occurs. A major company takes a hit, the United States indicts another hacker, or researchers find a new ... Read More »