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Russian Supplier, Vendor, and Reseller Busted Back-to-Back

In Russia, drug dealer arrests occur at an increasing rate. During 2017, hardly a day passed by without a significant drug bust. One connected to online drug sales, more specifically. In late June, within only a matter of days, Russian police made a vendor arrest, a reseller arrest, and one major supplier arrest. Unlike the marketplaces in many countries, the ... Read More »

Australian Vendor Busted by New Darknet Taskforce

Australian Federal Police, alongside NSW Police, raided a darknet vendor in Sydney’s inner west. The 43-year-old sold drugs for two years prior to his arrest on June 29. Officials said that a highly successful investigation into online drug sales led to the man’s arrest. With the assistance of the Public Order and Riot Squad, officers arrested the man after raiding ... Read More »

DEA Busted Former Alphabay Vendor “EtiKing”

Federal agents, after several months of investigation, arrested a EtiKing, a former Alphabay and Dream vendor. EtiKing a.k.a. Jeremy P. Achey became the target of an investigation after one of his customers died from an overdose. In reality, the DEA started investigating him after they took interest in one of the deaths; agents now believe EtiKing’s drugs may have caused ... Read More »

US Fentanyl Vendor Gets Busted On Handwriting

US law enforcement authorities arrested a couple in Norwood, the United States, for selling fentanyl on the dark web. The 30-year-old James Halpin and the 38-year-old Grace Bosworth were detained in the course of a multi-agency investigation on June 7. According to the court documents, the couple offered fentanyl to darknet customers, with a next-day shipping service, which they have ... Read More »

Group Busted for Shipping Drugs Inside Lawnmowers

Investigators from the National Crime Agency (NCA) chased down a drug trafficking ring after finding a lawnmower. In 2015, the NCA intercepted a package from the Netherlands—really a crate from the Netherlands—that contained 11 packages of MDMA hidden within a lawnmower. There, an investigation began. The investigation closed in February 2016 after the NCA gathered more than enough evidence to ... Read More »

Massive Pill Pressing Operation Busted in New York

After a year-long investigation, law enforcement busted the largest “fentanyl” trafficking conspiracy in New York. The DEA, ATF, HSI, CBP, and local police investigated the case. And on May 16th law enforcement made their move and arrested for individuals in connection with the drug trafficking ring. The Criminal Complaint accuses four of them with conspiracy with intent to distribute both ... Read More »

Illegal drugs are increasingly being traded in Darknet.

Dark Net Drug Vendor “Weed24” Busted

Law enforcement authorities in Germany arrested a man from Heidenheim an der Brenz for allegedly running the vendor shop “Weed24” on the darknet selling narcotics to his customers. This week, the 23-year-old suspect was standing before the Heidenheim District Court for charges, including drug trafficking on the dark web. According to the court documents, the defendant sold drugs on darknet ... Read More »

Mushroom Vendor Busted After Using Neighbor’s Return Address

The National Police arrested a Dutch woman for cultivating and distributing psychedelic mushrooms through darknet marketplaces. Police began investigating the woman in February when a package returned to sender—but like many vendors before her, the package returned to the wrong “sender.” In this case, the returned package really struck close to home. One of her neighbors received a “mysterious parcel” ... Read More »

German Tried To Pay With Counterfeit Money For Pizza – Got Busted

A family man from Cologne, Germany was sentenced for trying to put counterfeit euro notes into circulation, which he bought from the dark web. Mike K. (his name was changed for privacy reasons), a 24-year-old family man was sitting in the courtroom for the charge of forgery on March 11. According to official court documents, the defendant ordered four pieces ... Read More »


Narcotics Vendor Group Busted: Six Defendants Standing Trial In France

On March 2, six defendants were standing trial in France before the Nîmes Correctional Court. Law enforcement authorities charged the suspects with drug trafficking. According to official court documents, the six men sold narcotics on the dark web. The prosecution stated that “a part” of the drug trafficking operation took place on the dark net. However, due to the lack ... Read More »


Bavarian Narcotics Ring Busted

The Bavarian State Criminal Police Office (LKA) and the Landshut Prosecutor’s Office conducted extensive investigations on a German criminal group, suspected of the production, distribution, and sale of new psychoactive substances (NpS). The nationwide investigation started in July 2016. In October, law enforcement authorities arrested a 30-year-old suspect in the district of Landshut. He was accused of the production and ... Read More »

“Asia Food” Narcotics Ring Busted In Germany

Law enforcement authorities arrested four persons in Derendorf, a district of Düsseldorf, Germany. The alleged criminals are suspected of running a narcotics ring in an Asia Food shop. According to the investigators, the two main suspects are twins, 33-year-old each, who were renting an Asia Food store in the well-commercialized district of Düsseldorf. They ran the shop since 2013, which ... Read More »


Online Network Of Drug Traffickers Busted In Romania

Law enforcement authorities in several regions of Romania arrested 58 suspects. They are believed to be connected to a criminal organization that distributed narcotics in the country. The Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) performed 68 house searches and detained 58 alleged members of a drug distribution ring in Timis, Arad, Caras-Severin and Hunedoara. According to police information, ... Read More »

Darknet Amphetamine Buyer Busted After Lack of Postage on a 250g Amphetamine Package

An all-too-familiar incident occurred in late January where the shortage of postage resulted in an investigation and subsequent arrest. A 31-year-old man from Geretsried, Germany, lacked 95 cents worth of postage on a package of amphetamines. In a fashion so commonly seen in the last few arrests, especially in this area, the package’s return address belonged to a local business. ... Read More »

Dealer Busted with 70g of MDMA Found Guilty, Claimed He Ordered from the Darknet for Himself

Julian Fleming-Burt, a 35-year-old former DJ, stood in front of an Exeter Crown Court judge for drug possession charges. The Haldon Road, Tiverton, DJ admitted possession of both ecstascy and marijuana—both intended for distribution, he said. This confession of guilt followed a contradictory “bizarre police interview,” according to Express & Echo. Officers arrested the man with large quantities of MDMA, ... Read More »