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RCMP Bust Fentanyl Distribution Ring with Darknet Ties

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested several suspected members of a darknet fentanyl distribution network. In mid December, the RCMP raided a drug lab in Chateauguay that had been pumping out fentanyl and carfentanil. Thirty police officers participated in the drug bust and arrested a total of at least eight suspects—some at the drug lab and others at various ... Read More »

Member of Connecticut Opioid Ring Sentenced to 10 Years

A Connecticut man will spend 10 years in prison for participating in a fentanyl distribution conspiracy. The dealer, 32-year-old Jared McBriarty of Bristol, Connecticut, worked with at least two other Connecticut men to import fentanyl, ecstasy, and alprazolam from a darknet vendor in China, court officials said. He pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and one ... Read More »

Darknet Opioid Ring Suspect to Stay in Jail Until Trial

Drew Wilson Crandall, an alleged member of a Utah-based darknet opioid ring, must wait for an upcoming trial from behind bars, U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled in late November. A grand jury had previously indicted Crandall and five co-conspirators for their roles in an international drug trafficking organization. Crandall allegedly helped Aaron Michael Shamo rise as a successful darknet ... Read More »

28 Overdose death linked to Darknet drug ring in Utah

Utah has been hit by drug overdoses in recent years, and the number of overdose cases recorded increases year after year. Statistically, at least one person dies of a drug overdose every day. Opioid overdoses have been reported to kill more people than gun violence and accident fatalities. Authorities in Utah have launched an investigation into a recent drug overdose ... Read More »

Eighteenth Member of NZ Darknet Child Abuse Ring Sentenced

In December 2015, US Homeland Security notified New Zealand Police’s Online Child Exploitation unit (OCEANZ) about a child exploitation ring with connections to the darknet. A New Zealand man, Drew Webb, proved integral to the case. He centered the ring and his arrest led to the freedom of 31 children. A June 2017 sentencing of one of the group’s members ... Read More »

Final Defendants in Cannabinoid Ring Sentenced to 4.5 Years

In early June, we wrote about the sentencing of several members of a US-based cannabinoid trafficking ring. At the time of the update, nearly all the defendants named in the indictment had been sentenced. The leaders of the organization were still waiting for their sentencing court dates. Not long after the latest update, both of the main owners of the ... Read More »

Russia Investigates an Online Drug Trafficking Ring

Russian Authorities arrested four suspects in an investigation into a large scale drug trafficking network that operated from Ussuriysk, Primorsky Krai, Russia. The Drug Control Department of the Ministry of the Interior confirmed that the suspects were in custody and had been charged on June 5. During the investigation, undercover officers bought from one of the main suspects—a 42-year-old in ... Read More »

Large Drug Distribution Ring Broken Up in Romania

In February 2016, an alarming number of juveniles started checking into Slatina County Emergency Hospital after smoking unidentified “hallucinogenic substances.” Every day, the hospital saw more patients with general sickness and malaise—all usually minors or very young adults. Romania’s Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism opened an investigation into suspected narcotics trafficking finally made arrests in between May and ... Read More »

Six Indicted in Darknet Fentanyl Distribution Ring

On May 31, a Federal grand jury returned a superseding indictment that charged five more individuals in what authorities called the nation’s largest fentanyl trafficking ring. The original indictment charged only one man with fentanyl distribution, later discovered to be an Alphabay vendor. The Utah-based “group” could press several thousand pills and sold, through the darknet, to “every corner of ... Read More »

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Members Of British Arms Smuggling Ring Sentenced To Prison

The three members of a smuggling ring involving weapons ordered from the dark web were sentenced to prison in the United Kingdom. Mark Richards, a 38-year-old man from Godalming, the United Kingdom, was considered as the mastermind of the smuggling ring, who, according to police information, used the dark web to order firearms and ammunition for resale purposes. The gang ... Read More »

Steroid Trafficker Sentenced for Online Distribution Ring

According to Acting United States Attorney Tom Larson of the Western District of Missouri, the second defendant of a four person online steroid smuggling ring received a sentence in a federal court. The defendant, Aaron Vincent Schweidler, a 32-year-old from Smithfield, NC, ran a $2.25 million anabolic steroid “over the internet” conspiracy. U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays sentenced him ... Read More »

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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 »

23 Charged in Fentanyl Distribution Ring

On February 14, 2017, the Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 23 men and women in connection with a heroin and fentanyl distribution ring. The DEA in connection with local and state partners raided 12 locations throughout Boston and the South Coast Area. Court documents revealed that two men led the ring: Fernando Rivera-Rodriguez, 31, of Boston and Fernando Hernandez, 42, of ... Read More »

Members of Major Cannabinoid Distribution Ring Sign Guilty Plea Deal

In Jefferson City, Missouri, four co-conspirators pleaded guilty to their roles in a large-scale synthetic cannabinoid trafficking ring. The four individuals, according to the indictment, trafficked $6.6-million of synthetic cannabinoids. In addition to the drug trafficking charges, the defendants also faced money laundering and mail fraud charges. Despite a 14-count indictment packed with incriminating information, the prosecution dropped every drug-related ... Read More »