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13 drug traffickers arrested by New Zealand police for importing drugs through Darknet

The New Zealand authorities undertook a six month operation arresting 13 and seizing drugs suspected to have been ordered through the Darknet marketplace. The passion to completely uproot the drug supply in the country brought a number of agencies together in a six-month operation. The Waitemata Police Tactical Crime Team and the Custom sought to bust class A and class ... Read More »

Brussels Police Officer Busted Over Darknet Breach

A Brussel police officer was summoned before the Belgian authorities for engaging in illicit Darknet activities. The decision to make the arrest came after authorities conducted series of investigation and searches in last week. Information from the federal prosecutor’s office confirms that the suspected Brussels police officer was a railway police. The investigating Judge from Limburg on Tuesday requested for ... Read More »

With The EU Funding The Project, Swedish Police Researching Cybercrime And Cryptocurrencies

Along with other national police forces in the European Union, the Swedish police is seeking EU funds to research cybercrime involving the dark web and cryptocurrencies. An evaluation report published last month detailed that the Swedish, Austrian and German police are planning to raise funds from a European Union research initiative called Horizon 2020. According to the official website of ... Read More »

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Austrian Police to Decrypt WhatsApp Messages “In the Future”

At a Ministry of Justice meeting in Austria, Mag. Konrad Kogler, Director General for Public Security, spoke of law enforcement’s nearing ability to intercept and decrypt WhatsApp messages. He explained the difficulties even caused police, especially in cases of terrorism and drug trafficking. “The first approach between drug addicts, drug traffickers or IS recruiters mostly [starts with] the telephone,” the ... Read More »

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Belgian Police Raiding Houses in BTC Money Laundering Bust

  Seemingly unrelated to the recent United States demanding of Greek police to arrest the alleged owner of BTC-e, the Belgian judicial police raided nine locations for the same reason. Not that the U.S. asked them to conduct the raids and subsequent arrests; according to the latest published news, the Belgian judicial police suspected several men of money laundering through ... Read More »

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Dutch Police Have Taken Over 12 Dream Accounts, Likely More

In June, law enforcement in Germany arrested three men. All three, according to the Bamberg General Prosecutor’s Office, operated LuL.to, an illegal (eBook) file-sharing website. Two of those men, according to Dutch police, managed or owned Hansa Market. Dutch police subtly took control of the market. Once they secretly owned Hansa—akin to the FBI running PlayPen—they had access to any ... Read More »

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Russian Police Raid Two Dealers and an Online Drug Network

  Several days ago, we published a piece on darknet—and clearnet—drug trafficking in Russia. That week, Russian law enforcement had busted suppliers, vendors, and drug resellers. Not even a full week had passed before Russian police started catching more drug criminals with connections to the internet. Cannabinoid & a-PVP Dealer In the Udmurt Republic, Russian law enforcement intercepted a 22-year-old ... Read More »

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Police Arrest Reliance Jio “Hacker” in Under 24 Hours

In early July, a hacker leaked the data of Reliance Jio customers through a clearnet website. The site revealed a subscriber’s name, subscription date, and account email address. Reliance, however, denied that any breach had occurred. Internet users then spotted an Alphabay vendor selling info on 120 million users of a “large Indian telecommunications company.” After denying that anyone compromised ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Three Darknet Traffickers

In early July, the National Police in North Holland raided eight locations in Amsterdam, Amstelveen, and Zandvoort. The searches were part of a January investigation into darknet vendors from the area. Police captured three suspects in their homes; the other locations contained drugs, firearms, cash, and manufacturing materials. The police explained that in September 2016, the Specialized Post / Parcel ... Read More »

Police Arrest Three Men and Seize Bunch of Narcotics Trafficked From Darknet

The course to bring illegal Darknet traders down to the law inspired a prohibition exercise which led to the arrest of three: Mohammad Abdul Waheb (20), Mohammad Abdul Quddos (20) and Calvin Mascarenhas (19). They were arrested for being in possession of narcotics suspected to have been bought from the Darknet marketplace. The three arrested suspects are residents of Chandrayangutta, ... Read More »

Visiting The Darkweb is a Sign of Terrorism, Warns U.K Police

The widespread of terrorism in Europe has been very severe recently. As a way of effectively dealing with terrorism, UK police has embarked on counter-terrorism campaign following the recent terror attack in London. The London authorities are not keeping their hands folded despite arresting several suspects who are believed to be behind the recent terrorism in the UK. According to ... Read More »

Swiss Customs Chief: Germany Needs A Financial Police

Recently, Frank Bruckenhofer, Chairman of the Customs Department of the Trade Union of the Swiss Confederation, pointed out in Berlin that Germany needs a Financial Police. Bruckenhofer said that the customs are in a “disastrous condition” in the fight against crime. According to the customs official, the only reason why the disaster was prevented is the high motivation of the ... Read More »

Dealer Gave Away 10K in Drugs, Baffles Police

In Linz, a city in Upper Austria, a 28-year-old drug dealer gave away between 9,000 and 11,000 euros worth of heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine and amphetamine. Police reported a confusion amongst investigators regarding the motive for giving away free drugs. The investigation started because of something, at the time, unrelated. The dealer raised suspicion after he imported drugs that he purchased ... Read More »

Police And Prosecution Investigating Neo-Nazi Connection In German Vendor Case

At the end of May, German law enforcement authorities detained six persons who were allegedly running a vendor shop selling narcotics on the dark web. On June 13, the prosecutor’s office and the police department in Aachen, Germany, announced they are also investigating the neo-Nazi connection in the case. On May 31 evening, the SEK (Special Deployment Commando) was tasked ... Read More »