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Swedish Drug Dealer Loses Appeal for a Lighter Sentence

In Högsby, Sweden, a 27-year-old convicted drug trafficker has appealed his prison sentence. In early May, he was sentenced at the Kalmar District Court to one year in prison for five counts of drug trafficking. Earlier that year, law enforcement arrested the man after they had intercepted two “huge packages of drugs.” The convicted drug dealer argued that the drugs ... Read More »

Two Parma Men Arrested and Face Charges in Nationwide Darknet Drug Raid

Two Parma men, Nicholas J. Powell, 32, and Michael Gonzales 27, have been arrested for running an illegal online drug trade. They were arrested with other drug vendors in a recent nationwide darknet drug raid by the US authorities. In a statement released by the Department of Justice, the duo illegally distributed drugs on the darknet marketplace and found ways ... Read More »

Las Vegas Man Sentenced for More than 100K Oxycodone Pills

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentencing of a Las Vegas, Nevada, man for his role in a national oxycodone trafficking operation that resulted in the distribution of 100,000 oxycodone pills in and around Memphis. The investigation into the man’s role in pill distribution in other states is ongoing and, as a result, ... Read More »

Three Dublin Men Accused of Buying Explosives on Alphabay

Thanks to a tip from the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Gardaí arrested three men who had allegedly purchased Semtex, a versatile plastic explosive, through the notorious Alphabay darknet marketplace. The FBI tip gave the Gardaí enough time to create a fake package and prevent the three suspected IRA members from receiving a package of one of the ... Read More »

Portland Couple Charged in Interstate Marijuana Conspiracy

A duo from Portland, Oregon, allegedly engaged in a large scale interstate marijuana and cocaine trafficking conspiracy. The case involved the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives—something infrequently seen in many of the recent drug cases covered by DeepDotWeb. The ATF, according to court documents, let the investigation into both suspects after one suspect purchased a firearm for the ... Read More »

Two Austrians Arrested for Drug Distribution

According to the Public Prosecutor’s Office in Salzburg, a pair of brothers, for roughly one year, ordered drugs from the darknet to resell throughout the Salzburg area. They allegedly ordered on nine separate occasions. The orders often included thousands of grams of various substances. The suspected drug dealers allegedly started buying drugs in May 2017. The first order was small; ... Read More »

Sushi Restaurant Catches Two with Fake Credit Cards

Two youngsters from Pau, France, were arrested for using stolen credit cards to make purchases. The two, both aged 25, committed crimes by ordering goods using stolen credit cards they bought off the darknet. In an ironic twist, the two managed to scam shops, acquiring goods worth 6,000 euros, only to be caught and arrested because of a sushi order. ... Read More »

21.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Ross Ulbricht’s Case The Supreme Court recently made an unsurprising decision regarding the direction of one of the lengthiest darknet cases to date: they denied Ross Ulbricht’s petition to have the Supreme Court review his case. This decision, while not unexpected, forces Ulbricht’s defense team to find yet another way to get a court to ... Read More »

Man buys drugs from darknet using company funds

A director of a climbing gym in Brest, France, found himself on the wrong side of the law when he used the company’s credit card to purchase drugs from the darknet. The unnamed man is reported to have spent company funds on drugs between May 2016 and July 2017. The director was due for retirement and had filed all the ... Read More »

ICE Agents Posed As Money Launderers to Bust Darknet Drug Dealers

The United States Department of Justice recently announced that federal law enforcement agents have filed charges against 90 people as the result of an undercover federal operation on the darknet. The undercover investigation was conducted by law enforcement agents from the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations branch. ICE is itself a branch of the Department ... Read More »

A Gang that Used the Dark Web to Supply Drugs Busted.

Europol has been on the frontline in the fight against dark web crimes. In its bid to acquire all the required forces, Europol recently held a conference at its headquarters and called upon law enforcing agencies from all over Europe to join hands and devise effective means of putting dark web crimes to an end. The conference brought together law ... Read More »

No Jail for Man Who Ordered Ecstasy from The Dark web.

A 46-year-old, Steven Hancock used bitcoin to purchase Ecstasy from the dark web, but will not spend a day behind bars for his offenses. Steven pleaded guilty to all the charges against him but the judged viewed him as a low-risk offender after all the evidence against him was presented. According to the presiding judge at Swindon Crown Court, Steven ... Read More »

Operation Dark Gold: 17th Suspect Charged for MDMA Distribution

According to a press release from United States Attorney Ron Parsons, a South Dakota man laundered thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoin and bought numerous packages of MDMA from darknet vendors. The defendant, John Edward Monette, 49, was charged in connection with the recent federal investigation into darknet vendors known as Operation Dark Gold. Homeland Security Investigations, court documents revealed, ... Read More »