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Man Arrested for Buying Counterfeit Euros in 2015

After he had arrived at an airport in Madrid, local law enforcement arrested a 29-year-old from Switzerland on an international arrest warrant. He had no idea why Madrid authorities had arrested him, he told the courtroom at the district court in Lörrach, Germany. After two beatings, he said, he understood that a 2015 purchase of counterfeit euros from a darknet ... Read More »

Two Sentenced for Selling Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In early June, the Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) arrested two counterfeiters in Duisburg-Neudorf after they had shipped a package of fake Euros to a customer without the proper postage. The package returned to sender and the counterfeiters had used the address of a neighbor. In December, a district judge finally sentenced both suspects for printing counterfeits and selling them ... Read More »

Europol Fights Darknet Drug Trafficking in Operation Dragon

Following the success of the joint action operations known as Ciconia Alba, Blue Amber, and Archimedes, Europol joined forces with law enforcement entities from more than 60 countries for the fourth operation of this scale: Operation Dragon. Operation Dragon focused on human trafficking, illegal immigration, cocaine trafficking, heroin trafficking, “synthetic drug trafficking,” cybercrime, weapon trafficking, counterfeit trafficking, MITC fraud, and ... Read More »

Europol Reviews Darknet Threats in Latest Study

In a jointly published report, Europol and the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction presented information on darknet markets influenced the drug trade in EU Member States. Although darknet market criminal activity still accounts for only a small percentage of international organized crime, darknet drug sales in the EU have been increasing in number and significance, the report ... Read More »

Authorities arrest a 24 Year Old Darknet Drug Buyer in Rottenburg as Darknet Drug Network Becomes Stronger in Europe.

A 24-year-old man from the Rottenburg has been arrested by the police for ordering drugs through the Darknet. This the tip of the iceberg in consideration of the massive crackdown they intend to make. According to the prosecutor and the drug detection team, the young man whose name was not revealed ordered the drugs on a large scale through the ... Read More »

Teen Bought Fake Euros From the Darknet, Police Reveal

In early November, German law enforcement concluded an investigation into a multi-month spree of counterfeit euro use spread throughout several towns in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern’s Lake District. After collecting evidence and descriptions from shopkeepers and salespersons, the Criminal Investigation Department in one of the impacted towns identified a 19-year-old suspect in Strasburg. Police raided the teenager’s house and found “extensive evidence” that ... Read More »

Dealer Busted After Buying Counterfeit Euros on the Darknet

In the town of Brilon in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, the Federal Criminal Police Office raided a 20-year-old who had ordered counterfeit money on the darknet. To the Federal Criminal Police Office’s (BKA) surprise, they could not find any counterfeit banknotes on the 20-year-old’s property, despite their own intelligence that indicated otherwise. Instead, the BKA found a cache of drugs “in ... Read More »

Cooperation an Essential Factor Needed To Secure IoT Says Europol

The embracing of the Internet of Things (IoT) has led to the creation of new legal, policy and regulatory challenges which has a broader and complex scope. Europol announced on October 19th that these challenges can be tackled when there is the existence of cooperation between different sectors as well as different stakeholders. This remark came after a two-day joint ... Read More »

UK Tops List of Europe’s Fentanyl Sales on the Dark Web

Recent research has placed the UK on top of the list of the host of fentanyl sales on the darknet in Europe. The research states that over 1,000 trades have been made so far over the past few months. According to professionals at the Oxford Internet Institute, the UK was a “significant player” in the synthetic opioid business and that, ... Read More »

Europol and Interpol Upholds Fight against Cyber Crime

At the 5th annual Europol-Interpol Cybercrime Conference held in The Hague, Netherlands, two familiar faces in the cybercrime world reaffirmed their strong commitment to continue their partnership in the war against cybercrime. Europol and Interpol, the two law enforcement organizations pledged to continue their good work and to build on successful examples of their partnership. Cyber specialists from across the ... Read More »

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Only 3% of Counterfeit Euros in France from Darknet Markets

France, despite a drastic decline in counterfeit use throughout Europe, still sees a significant number of counterfeiting crimes. Very few of the counterfeit noted in circulation originated from within France, as well. Yet, out of all the countries in Europe, France is first on the list of countries most affected by counterfeit currency. The director of the anti-counterfeiting detailed the ... Read More »

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Europol Informed the AFP of 150 Local Hansa Vendors

Not dissimilar to the days after Operation Hyperion peaked, the Australian Federal Police received “a trove” of information on darknet users after the takedown of Alphabay and Hansa Marketplaces. According to a report from ABC Australia, the AFP collected data on roughly 150 darknet vendors. Alana Maurushat of the University of NSW said that if the police wanted to go ... Read More »

German Father Bought Drugs With Counterfeit Euro Notes

A father of a child from Troisdorf, Germany was sentenced to prison for ordering counterfeit euro notes from the dark web and putting the falsified bills into circulation. Court records reported that the man even purchased narcotics with the fake notes. According to the court documents, the suspect, a 23-year-old father of Troisdorf, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany, purchased three pieces of ... Read More »