Four Ecstasy Vendors Arrested in the Netherlands

Four Ecstasy Vendors Arrested in the Netherlands

According to an announcement from the Dutch National Public Prosecution Service, Dutch law enforcement arrested four men for suspected drug production and darknet drug distribution. The announcement accused the men of producing, among other drugs in smaller quantities, massive amounts of ecstasy. The announcement also used a phrase uncommonly seen in similar darknet drug busts: it said the darknet vendor account had “temporarily” been suspended. The suspects, authorities believe, had been producing and selling drugs…

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Slovakian Man Busted for Ordering 970 Ecstasy Pills

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 duration, arrested a 31-year-old from Dunajska Streda—a town in Northern Slovakia—after he had picked up…

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Napoli Group Counterfeiters Arrested in Bavarian Operation

Napoli Group Counterfeiters Arrested in Bavarian Operation

The Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized more than 100,000 counterfeit Euro notes during a lengthy investigation into a so-called called “counterfeiting gang” responsible for producing and selling counterfeit Euro notes in Naples, Italy. Some readers might remember a connection between Naples and counterfeit Euro notes. The connection, as investigations conducted by Europol and law enforcement in both Italy and Germany have received, has existed for well over a decade. A notorious criminal organization…

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USPS Employee Admits Selling Drugs on the Darknet

USPS Employee Admits Selling Drugs on the Darknet

In a federal court in Baltimore, Maryland, Cory Nicholas Skinner, 32, pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges and admitted that he had been operating a vendor account on the Dream darknet market. The 32-year-old admitted that he had worked as a United States Post Office employee while distributing cocaine, heroin, and buprenorphine on the darknet. Both United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur and Charge Robert B. Wemyss, Inspector in Charge…

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Will Dream Market’s Fentanyl Ban Save Lives?

Will Dream Market’s Fentanyl Ban Save Lives?

Dream market recently issued a ban on fentanyl sales and surprised many users in the process. The decision to ban fentanyl came somewhat unexpectedly. All Dream updates have taken place quietly, but many feel that banning fentanyl goes against the very nature of the Dream administration. The list of banned products has looked the same for several years. And although the decision to ban fentanyl likely emerged from a harm-reduction discussion, some users have expressed…

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Serbia Police nabs suspected member of “The Dark Overload” Hacker Group

Serbia Police nabs suspected member of “The Dark Overload” Hacker Group

On May 16, a 38-year-old man, marked as a member of the hacker group Dark Overlord was arrested in Serbia. In a joint operation by the FBI, Criminal Police Directorate (UCC the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Special Prosecution for High-Tech Crime, the man from the capital city was deemed a suspect and arrested after an apartment raid. The suspect’s identity is yet to be revealed but he went by the initials S.S. Serbian investigators…

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Appeals Court Rules Suspicion Required for Forensic Searches of Phones at Border

Appeals Court Rules Suspicion Required for Forensic Searches of Phones at Border

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia recently issued a ruling in the case of United States v. Kolsuz. The appeals court ruling in the Kolsuz case created a significant change in how the 4th amendment of the constitution of the United States applied to searches of cell phones and other electronic devices at the border. While the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ultimately upheld the conviction of Turkish citizen Hamza Kolsuz, the…

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German Man Sentenced to Five Years for Subutex Trafficking

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 with the prosecution. The five-year sentence is not final, however. The convicted dealer can appeal…

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Dread Discussion Forum Is Now Relaunched!

Dread Discussion Forum Is Now Relaunched!

After being down for a while following a recent drama,  the onion discussion forum which became the go to place after reddit banned all darknetmarkets related discussion and sub reddits, DeepDotWeb is happy to announce the relaunch of the new version of Dread, link to the new site can be found in our dread listing page. This is a verification of the new URL signed by the site’s owner, HugBunter: —–BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE—– Hash:…

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

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 in the plea agreement, Shamo needed Noble to work as the so-called “backbone” of the…

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