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Man Busted for Shipping Darknet Packages to His Mother’s Address

In August 2016, a 36-year-old from Vorchdorf ordered drugs from the darknet. The man, a 36-year-old shipped the packages to his mother’s address; the rehab program he participated in would catch these types of mailings. The Frankfurt Customs Office, between August and December, intercepted four packages sent to the mother’s house in Unterach. The Federal Police sent word to the ... Read More »

Law Enforcement Busted Two Slovenian Darknet Vendors for Selling Firearms and Grenades

Europol and the Ljubljana Police Directorate (Policijska uprava Ljubljana or LPD) recently announced the arrest of two darknet weapons vendors. Europol’s Focal Point Firearms unit aided the LPD in identifying two Slovenian nationals suspected of distributing automatic weapons via the darknet. The two, until their December 13 arrest also sold grenades, ammunition, knives, and handguns. They received 11 counts of ... Read More »

Vendor BlimeSub a.k.a BTH-Overdose busted

Emil Babadjov, the person behind the vendor aliases “Blime-Sub” and “BTH-Overdose,” was arrested and made his initial court appearance on December 14 2016, in San Francisco. According to the indictment he sold heroin, fentanyl, and methamphetamine on Alphabay with both accounts having combined over 2300 sales. This article will focus on how law enforcement investigated and eventually caught Babadjov. Since ... Read More »

Suspect Gave Investigators Names of Darknet Vendors After Getting Busted

On December 7, a 19-year-old stood before the judge at the District Court of Landau. Passauer Neue Presse, a German newspaper, reported that the defendant, “a pale, thin boy, looked attentively at the judge as if he were his teacher.” Police officers arrested the 19-year-old for ordering several drugs from the darknet. He ordered numerous packages until a post office ... Read More »

Ex Australian Cop Busted for Selling Stolen Police Identification on Alphabay

Former Australian police officer James Goris was arrested Tuesday morning in correlation with a raid on his home in Castlemaine following a five-month investigation. An investigation into Goris’ online habits started when he was accused of selling fake police, airport, and port authority identification on the Darknet. Police stated that they had fears the documents could be used by anyone ... Read More »

Ethiopian Smuggling Ring Busted In Italy

An Ethiopian narcotics smuggling ring was busted by the Guardia di Finanza (GDF – Financial Guard). It resulted in 16 arrests and the seizure of nearly 1.4 tons of drugs. The gang made about 100 routes from Ethiopia, the main target being Rome. In the Italian capital, law enforcement authorities caught a man with 1,300 pounds (590 kilograms) of narcotics ... Read More »

Norway Busted Massive a Darknet Child Porn Ring and Seized 150TB of Pictures and Videos

Norwegian officials announced the bust of Norway’s largest child-abuse ring wherein police identified 51 suspects and seized 150 terabytes of child porn. Officials spoke about a new branch of law enforcement focused on darknet crime as well as the name of the operation—Operation Darkroom. Hilde Reikrås, head of the taskforce responsible for the takedown and Operation Darkroom, announced that 20 ... Read More »

Police Busted A Major Internet Drug Operation In Ukraine

Law enforcement authorities carried out a massive police action in Ukraine where authorities arrested multiple persons (the exact number of suspects is unknown) including the operator, organizer, and traffickers of a drug dealing website in Kiev. Investigators from the Office of Service in Dnepropetrovsk and Zaporozhye regions and the narcotics department of the Ukranian National Police participated in the action. ... Read More »

Child Porn Ring Busted In Italy, 7 Arrested

A joint action between District Anti-Mafia Directorate of the Public Prosecutor of Rome and the Europol European Cybercrime Center resulted in the arrest of seven suspects who are believed to be a part of a major dark net child porn community. This is the first time in Italy where internet pedophiles have been busted. The suspects are charged with the ... Read More »


German Police Busted A Major Deepweb Vendor And Nobody Noticed

Following a deepweb crack-down promised by law enforcement in Germany, another suspected deepweb vendor has been arrested. While little information is known, the current details indicate the arrestees ran a large scale global operation. In July, the Federal Police in Germany announced that investigating the deepweb has become a priority for federal law enforcement. This newfound focus came directly from ... Read More »

Australian Teen Arrested, Could face 25 years in Prison for Dark Net Drug Importing

An 18-year-old teen was busted with close to $60,000 in drugs he bought from dark web markets. Raids were conducted on his home Wednesday in Hermit Park, Townsville, Australia. Reports say that a variety of drugs were found including meth, LSD, MDMA, mushrooms, hash, cannabis, and various prescription drugs. Also seized by Townsville Drug Squad was close to $10,000 in cash, leading to believe ... Read More »

Sweden’s Largest Darknet Vendor Busted by Authorities

When it comes to drugs on the deepweb, both buyers and sellers share a similar concern: shipping. It’s the part of the exchange that likely takes place in the hands of government postal agencies and, if you’re shipping across borders, your country’s ever intrusive customs agency. Packages in the mail are what ultimately lead to the demise of Erkran, Sweden’s ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor XanaxKing Writes from Prison, Details How he Got Busted

In 2014, we wrote about one of the largest deepweb Alprazolam vendors, XanaxKing, getting arrested and convicted of several drug-related charges.  A Reddit user, al_eberia, has been writing him throughout the past few weeks and has been able to get some updated information regarding his case. The letters that XanaxKing has been sending in reply to al_ebria have been posted ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor Group “Italian Mafia Brussels” Busted

A total of six suspects were arrested in Belgium, mostly from the Bruges area, however, there were suspects arrested in Romania and in the United States.  The arrests were part of an international police operation where authorities busted the dark net vendor group called “Italian Mafia Brussels” who sold MDMA and Ecstasy tablets on dark web markets. The drug dealing ... Read More »

Dark Net Vendor ”fredthebaker” Busted In The Netherlands

The Central Criminal Inspection (ZKI) in cooperation with Göttingen prosecutors and the Dutch police, had busted four suspects (ranging from the age of 33 to 62) who are believed to be the dark net vendor group called ”fredthebaker”. The police operation took place on June 6, 2016, in a warehouse in Greater Enschede, Netherlands. Law enforcement authorities seized 2.5 liters ... Read More »