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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 »

Suspended Sentence for ‘Pretty Stupid’ Counterfeiter

A 29-year-old Austrian man stood in front of a judge at the Tettnang District Court where he faced prison time for ordering and then using counterfeit euros he had purchased on the darknet. Due to the man’s living situation, time spent in jail while waiting for trial, and full confession, the judge passed down a one year suspended sentence. The ... Read More »

Man Used the Darknet to “Incite Sexual Abuse”

A 37-year-old Bliesgau man entered the district court of Saarbrücken and faced up to 15 years in prison for orchestrating the sexual abuse of children on the darknet and then distributing the resulting videos on darknet forums. To the surprise of several local news stations, the Bliesgau pedophile received a prison sentence of only three years. Although he had not—as ... Read More »

Pedophile Charged for ‘Child Porn’ and Ordering Fentanyl

Recently unsealed court documents from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio revealed that Ryan D. Kluth—a 47-year-old from Marion County—ordered fentanyl from the darknet for an unusual reason. He told investigators that he had been ordering fentanyl and carfentanil from China in an effort to curb his desire to access child abuse content. In October 2017, ... Read More »

Florida Pedophile Busted by Undercover Cop on Kik

In Pensacola, Florida, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida Christopher P. Canova announced that a U.S. District Court found 36-year-old Nicholas E. Fogarty guilty of committing two child pornography crimes. According to Florida Department of Correction records, this is not Fogarty’s first rodeo involving child abuse content. In fact, he has already been to prison on some ... Read More »

Trump Administration to Propose New Policy of Executing Opioid Dealers

Recently President Donald Trump said his administration plans to introduce a policy proposal in the near future that would call for the execution of people convicted of dealing large amounts of fentanyl and fentanyl analogs. The state sanctioned murder of non-violent people who deal strong opioids would be likely to have no effect on stopping the drug trade, but it ... Read More »

Darknet: Fake child pornography is supposed to attract sex offenders

The dark web or darknet facilitates various criminal acts which perpetrators commit on a daily basis. Although many people would prefer not to accept the fact that, a lot of crimes on the darknet are awful and vile, the truth intensively stands the same. Moreover, one of the most dreadful acts criminals involve themselves in on the dark web is ... Read More »

German Darknet Forum Owner Free While Waiting for Trial

The owner of the former largest darknet forum in Germany, “Germany in the Deep Web,” just got released from pre-trial detention. For several reasons, this decision raised the eyebrows of some who followed the story. Those involved in the saga even spoke out in criticism of the court’s unusual move. The former forum operator, a 31-year-old IT student from Karlsruhe ... Read More »

Investigators Recover a Pedophile’s Deleted Videos

In August 2017, Indiana authorities arrested a 50-year-old Merrillville man for two counts of child molestation and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor. He posted a $3,000 bond almost two months later and returned to his Cedar Lake home. Now, according to Lake County court records, 50-year-old David W. Hatton received four felony possession charges of ‘child pornography’ ... Read More »

Darknet Vendor Arrested for Selling Fentanyl Nasal Spray

Federal authorities arrested 30-year-old Michael S. Schoenmann in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for selling fentanyl nasal spray on the darknet. According to documents filed at the U.S. District Court in Madison, Schoenmann’s fentanyl spray led to the overdose of a 25-year-old in Port Charlotte, Florida. The case began with the deceased’s fiancee. The Florida man fatally overdosed not even 25 minutes after ... Read More »

Three More Arrests in Athens Darknet Case

Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn previously told the press that authorities investigating the Athens, Ohio, darknet drug trafficking case had not yet closed the case. Even after the first two arrests, Blackburn warned that more would follow. He spoke the truth. In March, Athens authorities arrested three more young adults involved in a widespread darknet drug trafficking conspiracy. “This investigation ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

20-Year-Old Charged With Possession of Darknet Drugs in Bedroom

An investigation into a homicide case led authorities to the doorstep of Joseph Benner who appeared to have supplied Xanax pills ordered from a Darknet marketplace to his victim. An investigation revealed that Benner was well familiar with the online marketplace considering the fact that he had been ordering between 200 to 2,000 pills per month. With belief that his ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency news roundup, March 2, 2018

This week’s summary of various cryptocurrency news and developments. New developments: G20 calls for cryptocurrency regulation suggestions by July, puts off crackdown During this year’s G20 summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the world’s economic leaders revealed that they prefer to refer to cryptocurrencies as “crypto-assets,” and implied a crackdown on cryptocurrencies is out of the picture, although cryptos could have ... Read More »

IT technician confesses drug trafficking in Darknet

German has explicitly seen a lot of drug trafficking activities through the Darknet in recent years, which has made the EU very infamous for that act. An IT technician from Berg am Starnberger See is currently on trial for drug trafficking in Munich. According to prosecutors, his crooked business on the Darknet is said to have been helped by his ... Read More »

German Man on Trial for Abusing His Stepdaughter

At the Oldenburg district court, the trial against a 24-year-old alleged child abuser from Brake has begun. In order to protect the privacy of the victim—a four-year-old girl—the court proceedings will be kept private until the court reaches a verdict. However, a court spokesperson shed some light on the case that caused a nationwide stir after the Federal Criminal Police ... Read More »