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“Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities

C. Aliens “Black Hand” Darknet Forum Seized by French Authorities Customs in France announced the end of an operation that resulted in the takedown of a French darknet forum known as the “Black Hand.” According to the announcement from the Minister of Public Accounts, the forum—also described as a market—facilitated the trade of drugs, fake identification documents, stole data and ... Read More »

Bearish Authorities Sold $14M of Cryptos Seized from Darknet Busts

Law enforcement in Germany sold more than $14 million (€12 million) worth of seized cryptos for fear that their prices would fall. The prosecutors and other authorities decided to make an emergency sale of cryptocurrencies that were seized from Darknet related busts. According to Der Tagesspiegel, the bitcoins were treated like ‘perishable food’. The source reported that the prosecutors ordered ... Read More »

Police Seized 60K Xanax Pills in Tennessee Drug Bust

Tennessee law enforcement uncovered a massive cache of pressed ‘Xanax’ pills and alprazolam powder while executing arrest warrants at two locations in Rutherford County. According to a statement from local authorities, the suspects had nearly 60,000 fake Xanax pills and one pound of pure alprazolam—the active ingredient in Xanax. The police valued the pills and powder at 1.3 million dollars. ... Read More »

U.S Prosecutors to Cash in On Seized Bitcoins

An amount of 513 bitcoin worth over $8 million is about to make its way into the market and this is according to the US attorney’s office. An amount of 513.1490393 bitcoin was seized by federal prosecutors as part of a drug case in Salt Lake City. The bitcoin when seized were worth nearly $500,000 at that time, that’s barely ... Read More »

Bunch of Drugs Seized, and a 48 Year Old Man Arrested In a Nationwide Darknet Raid

Previous successful raids have opened the way for more raids to be launched. Laying hands on drug traffickers becomes easier when the method of drug penetration into the country is revealed. The New Zealand customs officials gave a hint concerning the penetration of suspicious drugs through the country’s border. The authorities, therefore, conducted a nationwide raid into the Darknet leading ... Read More »

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200 Prepared Packs and 20,000 Ecstasy Pills Seized in Drug Raid

Bavarian authorities scored big amidst an investigation into two darknet drug dealers in Dortmund. In addition to catching the suspects, law enforcement brought in a massive quantity of ecstasy pills—20,000. And the drug discovery, a news channel announced, “was only the beginning.” Authorities revealed little in the way of the actual investigation. They reportedly struggled with the case until July ... Read More »

BKA Seized a Darknet Child Abuse Forum

For five weeks, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office in Frankfurt announced, German law enforcement investigated a darknet child abuse forum. The forum, known as “Elysium,” only appeared in December of last year. However, between December 2016 and July 2017, the forum had already attracted 87,000 members. On July 6, the Prosecutor’s Office announced that law enforcement removed the site and arrested ... Read More »

Calvados: students deal with more than 10,000 ecstasy seals

30,000 Ecstasy Pills Seized Dutch Vendor Bust

Law enforcement authorities found an astonishing amount of drugs in a Dutchman’s apartment. The defendant is charged with the possession of narcotics. According to the Dutch news publication bndestem.nl, as the defendant was standing in the courtroom, the prosecutor detailed the amount of narcotics in his apartment. The prosecution used the police report: “It was like a post office,” the ... Read More »

DEA Seized 50kg of Fentanyl Precursor in Massachusetts

At a storage facility in Massachusetts, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized 50 kilograms of N-Phenethyl-4-piperidinone aka NPP Law enforcement agencies and synthing forums know NPP as an integral piece of the puzzle when creating fentanyl and several of the analogs. And fittingly, the DEA placed NPP on a controlled precursor in 2007. The precursor is neither the only route to ... Read More »

French Police Seized Tor Relays in WannaCry Investigation

On March 17, news outlets reported the sudden absence of several French Tor relays. Further data revealed that law enforcement agencies in France seized the the relays in connection with the investigation into WannaCrypt. WannaCrypt, the ransomware that struck “more than 200,000 devices worldwide,” used Tor to connect to a C2 server. The Central Office for Combating Crime Related to ... Read More »

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Major Bust In Taiwan: Police Seized 511 Kilograms Of Ketamine

Law enforcement authorities in Taiwan seized approximately 511 kilograms of ketamine, which they believe to be originated from the dark web. According to a local news source, the Taipei City Police seized large amounts of LSD and 551 kilograms of ketamine in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China or ROC), which law enforcement authorities estimate would be enough for at least ... Read More »

Frankfurt Research: Drugs Seized More Frequently At Post Offices Than At Travelers

Officials at the Frankfurt Airport seized more narcotics coming in by mail to post offices and to residential addresses than at the possession of travelers. According to the recent study, at Germany’s largest airport, drugs are found more frequently in the post office of the Frankfurt Airport, and more rarely at travelers. “We have an extreme shift in drug smuggling ... Read More »

Over 10,000 Firearms Seized in Spain, Bought on the Darknet

Since January 12, the Spanish National Police located in Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia and Gerona, along with Europol conducted a nationwide operation to crackdown on the illicit distribution and acquisition of firearms. Over the past few weeks, investigators of Europol, the European Union (EU)’s law enforcement agency and the Spanish police followed various leads to track down a criminal group that ... 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 ReikrÃ¥s, head of the taskforce responsible for the takedown and Operation Darkroom, announced that 20 ... Read More »