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Virginia Nurse Practitioner Admits Drug Trafficking Scheme

Matthew Justin Sykes, a nurse practitioner who formerly worked at a drug rehabilitation facility, pleaded to numerous charges connected to illegally distributing drugs from the darknet and from unlawfully obtained prescriptions. As a nurse practitioner, Sykes had a valid registration number that allowed him to write prescriptions for controlled substances. While working as a medical professional, Sykes had been selling ... Read More »

German Man Sentenced to Five Years for Subutex Trafficking

Due, in part, to a lengthy criminal record, the District Court of Konstanz sentenced a 49-year-old man to five years in prison for trafficking Subutex and hashish in person and on the darknet. Although the man argued that he had planned on using the drugs personally, the prosecutors claimed that the evidence contradicted his statements and the presiding judge agreed ... Read More »

Nearly 50 Romanian College Students Arrested For Drug Trafficking Via The Dark Web

In the wake of serious crackdown on drug trafficking in Romania, police in the country have conducted hundreds of searches and arrested several suspects. Among those arrested are about 50 college students linked to trading narcotics via the Darknet. Over 80 people – among them law and medicine students- were arrested in Bucharest after an extensive raid by DIICOT. Police ... Read More »

IT technician confesses drug trafficking in Darknet

German has explicitly seen a lot of drug trafficking activities through the Darknet in recent years, which has made the EU very infamous for that act. An IT technician from Berg am Starnberger See is currently on trial for drug trafficking in Munich. According to prosecutors, his crooked business on the Darknet is said to have been helped by his ... Read More »

Mother and Son Head to Prison for Darknet Drug Trafficking

A courtroom in Munich, Germany, heard how a 27-year-old from Lake Starnberg sold drugs to more than 1,000 customers worldwide. The man, Sebastian F., sold drugs on the darknet for several years while operating under pseudonyms (or with partners who used the names online). Sebastian sold under the username “BossRumcheck,” the court heard. Not only did Sebastian sell drugs under ... Read More »

Europol Fights Darknet Drug Trafficking in Operation Dragon

Following the success of the joint action operations known as Ciconia Alba, Blue Amber, and Archimedes, Europol joined forces with law enforcement entities from more than 60 countries for the fourth operation of this scale: Operation Dragon. Operation Dragon focused on human trafficking, illegal immigration, cocaine trafficking, heroin trafficking, “synthetic drug trafficking,” cybercrime, weapon trafficking, counterfeit trafficking, MITC fraud, and ... Read More »

Ex-German Footballer Arrested For Dark Web Drug Trafficking

A former German international has been handed a 3-year jail sentence for drug trafficking via the dark web. 62-year-old Walter Kelsch was convicted of helping his son, Nicholas, in and participating in drug trafficking, which took place in an online dark web marketplace. He and his son were sentenced at the Landau court for their role in helping one of ... Read More »

Netherlands Police Bust Darknet Trafficking Group

In 2015, law enforcement in the Netherlands arrested three suspects in connection with a cannabis growing operation in the province of Friesland. More than two years later, Friesland detectives completed an investigation that led to to the arrest of the same three suspects for operating a massive darknet ecstasy and marijuana trafficking operation. Over 150 police officers raided 10 houses ... Read More »

USAO Sees San Diego’s First Carfentanil Trafficking Case

The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California, according to a press release on the Attorney’s site, is currently prosecuting a case involving the mail-based distribution of carfentanil, fentanyl, and ketamine. For the Attorney’s Office, this case marks a milestone in prosecution history; this is their first local case involving carfentanil. Postal seizures in this case began in ... Read More »

15 Year Old School Boy Arrested For Darknet Drug Trafficking

The UK is the center of the world leading Darknet drug purchases among teens. A 15-year-old schoolboy has been arrested by authorities for buying illicit drugs from the Darknet. According to reports, the teen was able to purchase the drug from the Darknet after he and some friends contributed money to raise an amount enough to buy acid from the ... Read More »

15 Year-Old Student Arrested For Drug Trafficking, Buys Acid on Dark Web

A 15-year-old student in Victoria, London was arrested for drug trafficking and purchasing a fairly large amount of acid tablets in the dark web. According to trusted sources including The Age and Daily Mail, the middle school student along with several friends purchased $695 worth of drugs in the dark web with Bitcoin. Various reports revealed that the student named ... Read More »

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Two Arrested for Trafficking “Donald Trump” Ecstasy Pills

German authorities arrested two men during a routine traffic stop for possession of thousands of ecstasy pills. The pills, to law enforcement’s surprise, unmistakably resembled U.S. President Donald Trump. One news outlet even called the pills “carrot-colored” ecstasy pills. The men at the traffic stop in the northwestern German city of Osnabrück, had five bags of the ecstasy pills. They ... Read More »

The 33-year-old suspect is facing 68 charges relating to the crimes he allegedly committed on the dark web forum.

German Man Charged With Trafficking Heroin And Marijuana

Law enforcement authorities arrested and accused a man in Germany of trafficking drugs, which he allegedly bought on the dark web and resold locally. When investigators searched the home of the defendant, they found large amounts of heroin and marijuana. According to prosecutor Dennis Cernota, a 31-year-old suspect of Saalekreis, Germany was taken into police custody on August 18. Mr. ... Read More »

A Night Club Manager Sentenced For Trafficking Drugs from Darknet

An Indianapolis nightclub manager has been sentenced to prison after found guilty to trafficking drugs through the Darknet marketplace. To some people, this may be a surprising news, but to Darknet news followers, this is one of the many published news relating a well to do person to the Darknet drug trafficking. The drug trafficker, Pierre Burnett Jr, 44 was ... Read More »

Geographical Analysis of Drug Trafficking On a Popular Darknet Marketplace

  Cryptomarkets are novel forms of online marketplaces, hosted on darknets, that simplify the trading of a myriad of illegal and illicit merchandize, namely drugs. Even though most relevant academic research studies focus on illegal drugs, a wide variety of other products and goods that are related to identity, or financial fraud, counterfeit goods or replicas, in addition to doping ... Read More »