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New Jersey Man Busted Cloning Credit Cards in a Hotel Room

A Spring Valley, New Jersey, man was arrested on several fraud charges after buying stolen credit card numbers from vendors on the darknet and then writing the numbers to magnetic strips of blank cards. His arrest, like that of another recent fraudster using stolen identities and credit cards, occurred at a hotel where he had been staying under a false ... 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 »

Posting Selfie Gets Darkweb Weapons Buyer Busted

Australian police arrested a man after he posted a selfie on the dark web to buy weapons. According to police reports, 28-year-old Hai Po Zhang was arrested in Western Sydney Park where he was set to meet a darknet weapons vendor to collect his package. Zhang posted a photo with his name and signature to an account that was used ... Read More »

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 »

Darknet Vendor and Three Customers Busted in Mannheim

At the request of the public prosecutor in Mannheim, officials at the Mannheim District Court signed a provisional arrest warrant for four suspected darknet drug dealers and drug buyers, a joint announcement from the Mannheim public prosecutor and the Mannheim Police Headquarters read. The suspects had allegedly used the darknet to buy or sell drugs beginning in March 2016 and ... Read More »

Massive Online Weed Shop Busted in Canada

A press release issued by the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT) revealed that investigators had shut down an online drug shop. The announcement explained that three men from Edmonton had been running a so-called “mail-order drug distribution network” from a home near 80 Avenue. Canadian law enforcement arrested all three men and charged them with drug trafficking and possession ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

North Carolina Man Busted After Failed “Murder for Hire” Plot

Court documents filed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Christopher Nasca revealed yet another failed “murder-for-hire” scheme orchestrated through the darknet. A 26-year-old from Matthews, North Carolina, had allegedly reached out to two vendors on a darknet marketplace. He wanted a hitman to kill his “enemy” in Charlotte with a radioactive poison as a backup. The defendant, now sitting in ... Read More »

Feds Busted Darknet Cocaine Vendor “JetSetLife”

Federal authorities, according to court documents filed on May 16, arrested the man suspected of controlling “JetSetLife,” the account of one of the most successful cocaine dealers on the darknet. JetSetLife (JSL) started selling cocaine on Silk Road and then continued to sell on almost every known darknet marketplace that emerged after Silk Road fell. Even though JSL moved massive ... Read More »

Drug Buyer Busted After Stuffing Potatoes into Hotel Bathtub

James Johnson, 30, walked out of a courtroom without a prison sentence after police in Eastleigh had arrested him for possessing 2CB and 5-MAPB during a “bizarre” five-day binge that involved women’s clothing and a bathtub filled with potatoes. During the hearing at Southampton Crown Court, Judge Peter Henry described the man’s case as “bizarre.” If nothing else, this case ... Read More »

Slovakian Man Busted for Ordering 970 Ecstasy Pills

The Criminal Police in the Slovakian town of Trnava, along with Slovakia’s financial police, announced on Facebook that they had arrested a major ecstasy trafficker. The dealer, they announced, had been selling the drugs through the darknet and shipping the ecstasy inside of various forms of both non-descript and uniquely designed packages. Slovakian authorities, after an investigation of an unknown ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Busted After MDMA Package Seizure

According to Connecticut authorities, the seizure of a package of 143 grams of MDMA led to the arrest of a 51-year-old for numerous drug and weapon law violations. John P. Moynihan, a Simsbury man, was caught after a two-week investigation that began at the John F. Kennedy Airport. The investigation began at the airport with drug dogs, involved state and ... Read More »

Three College Students Busted for Drug Distribution

Illinois police arrested three Western Illinois University students for buying drugs on the darknet and reselling them to other students in and around McDonough county. The police called the drug operation a “Walmart of drugs.” According to Macomb Investigations Lieutenant Lindsey May, a lengthy investigation conducted primarily by the United States Postal Inspection Service led to the arrest of the ... Read More »

Three Alleged Fentanyl Dealers Busted in Ohio

Authorities in Summit County, Ohio, arrested three suspects for oxycodone and marijuana distribution. The suspects, according to police, had been receiving packages of oxycodone pills through the mail and reselling them. Later, Summit County officials terminated the case and named all three suspects in a new indictment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and one count of possession ... Read More »

Darknet Gun Buyer Busted in Germany

Customs investigators in Frankfurt, Germany, have arrested a 38-year-old from Bremen for allegedly purchasing two weapons and more than 500 rounds of ammunition. A special unit with the Frankfurt Customs Office conducted the investigation during an extensive operation targeting the illegal weapons trade on the darknet. According to an announcement on zoll.de, the official website of German Customs, investigators completed ... Read More »