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Isle of Man Suspect Downloaded the Worst Child Abuse Content Available

A 24-year-old from Castletown, Isle of Man, downloaded the most severe child abuse videos from the darknet, a Magistrates heard after deciding they lacked the ability to adequately sentence the suspect. Magistrates believed the maximum sentence they could impose—six months in custody—would not have served as a harsh enough punishment. And as a result, in July, the man will attend ... Read More »

NSW Man Busted for Role in an International Darknet Drug Operation

An operation focused on a group of international darknet drug traffickers led to the arrest of the alleged Australian arm of the drug syndicate, an announcement from New South Wales police revealed. Dozens of package seizures led to the suspect’s arrest and indictment with 45 counts of charges connected to drug distribution, importation, and conspiracy. In February 2018, investigators from ... Read More »

Sneek Man Keeps Getting Arrested in Darknet Drug Busts

In November 2017, DeepDotWeb covered the investigation and arrest of several individuals who had allegedly been laundering Bitcoin and selling ecstasy and marijuana on the darknet. Some of the suspected dealers had been arrested two years prior for growing marijuana. Less than one year later, two of the same suspects landed in police custody for distributing marijuana. The story truly ... Read More »

Man Sentenced to Probation for Ordering Drugs from the Darknet

At the Feldkirch Regional Court, a 36-year-old eligible for probation faced a panel of judges for sentencing in his second drug importation case within two years. Officials recognized that the defendant had been struggling with amphetamine addiction and that he had been making an effort to end his use of illegal substances. The court acted “with mercy” and sentenced the ... Read More »

North Carolina Man Busted After Failed “Murder for Hire” Plot

Court documents filed by Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent Christopher Nasca revealed yet another failed “murder-for-hire” scheme orchestrated through the darknet. A 26-year-old from Matthews, North Carolina, had allegedly reached out to two vendors on a darknet marketplace. He wanted a hitman to kill his “enemy” in Charlotte with a radioactive poison as a backup. The defendant, now sitting in ... Read More »

Swiss Man Faces Trial After 800 Darknet Drug Transactions

Photo Credits: Blick: The suspect used DVD cases to peddle cocaine, Marijuana and other drugs throughout Switzerland. It’s a big catch for Police in Lucerne Switzerland after arresting a major online drug dealer. The 34-year-old man from the capital city – made 800 transactions over the darknet between 2014 and 2016. After a very lengthy investigation, spanning years, the Lucerne ... Read More »

Greenwich Man Faces Fresh Fraud Charges Awaiting Sentence

George Avrido faces charges after pleading guilty to using dubious means to forge fake checks to steal from customers. He has been charged for using someone’s credit card to pay for a rented apartment in Biltmore building on Greyrock Place, as well. According to the affidavit, Avridor contacted someone on the darknet to assist him in the forgery. He used ... Read More »

Slovakian Man Busted for Ordering 970 Ecstasy Pills

The Criminal Police in the Slovakian town of Trnava, along with Slovakia’s financial police, announced on Facebook that they had arrested a major ecstasy trafficker. The dealer, they announced, had been selling the drugs through the darknet and shipping the ecstasy inside of various forms of both non-descript and uniquely designed packages. Slovakian authorities, after an investigation of an unknown ... 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 »

Utah Man Admits Being Alphabay Vendor’s “PR Guy”

One of the heads of the Pharma-Master drug distribution organization pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his role in distributing fentanyl and alprazolam through the now-defunct darknet market “Alphabay.” Mario Anthony Noble, 31, told prosecutors that he had helped Aaron Shamo sell millions of dollars worth of drugs out of Shamo’s Cottonwood Heights home. According to information Noble admitted ... Read More »

Connecticut Man Busted After MDMA Package Seizure

According to Connecticut authorities, the seizure of a package of 143 grams of MDMA led to the arrest of a 51-year-old for numerous drug and weapon law violations. John P. Moynihan, a Simsbury man, was caught after a two-week investigation that began at the John F. Kennedy Airport. The investigation began at the airport with drug dogs, involved state and ... Read More »

Man Sentenced for Running an Illegal Bitcoin Exchange

U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes announced that Louis Ong, 37, had been sentenced for effectively laundering millions of dollars in Bitcoin for undercover agents who had indicated their money originated from a successful drug distribution operation. U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik sentenced the man to three years of supervised release, suspended with 20 days in jail and a $1 ... Read More »

Dublin Man Admits Guilt in Playpen Case

The Federal Bureau of Investigation, despite botching the entire investigation, successfully collected enough evidence during Operation Pacifier to convict a handful of pedophiles across the globe. Officials at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court handled one of the most recent Operation Pacifier cases; a 20-year-old pleaded guilty to possessing child abuse material. According to the Cyber Crime Bureau’s Detective Brad Wallace, the ... Read More »

Austrian Man Arrested for Reselling Counterfeit Euros

According to the National Police Directorate of Lower Austria, a 21-year-old bought counterfeit Euro notes on the darknet and had attempted to use them throughout Austria. After the police caught him, forensic investigators found evidence of several additional crimes stored on his computer. Not only had he ordered counterfeit notes on the darknet, he had also ordered drugs and routinely ... Read More »