UK Dark Web Drug Dealers Risk Bigger Fines and Tougher Jail Sentences

UK Dark Web Drug Dealers Risk Bigger Fines and Tougher Jail Sentences

According to new research figures released by Plymouth Live, reveals an increase in the number of dark web drug users and traffickers. The amount of dark web drugs recovered by police in Plymouth in the past 12 months is equally on the rise. The figures show that over 1,210 drugs were seized between April 2017 and March 2018, compared to 905 in a similar research the previous year. These drugs include ketamine, diazepam methadone, cannabis,…

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Man Who Distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Sentenced to Six and Half Years

Man Who Distributed Xanax on the Dark Web Sentenced to Six and Half Years

A North Carolina man who pleaded guilty to manufacturing Xanax pills and then selling them in large batches on the dark web has been handed a six and half years prison sentence. Matthew Lee Yensan, 25, admitted to the following charges against him: possession with the intent to distribute a quantity of alprazolam, distribution of a quantity of alprazolam by means of the internet, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime,…

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German Police Arrest Two Suspected Darknet Dealers

German Police Arrest Two Suspected Darknet Dealers

In the town of Bad Nauheim in the Hesse state of Germany, narcotics officers with the Wetterau Criminal Police Department arrested two suspected darknet drug dealers they had been investigating for several months. Investigators had opened an investigation into the couple for suspected darknet drug distribution. The investigation paid off during the execution of an apartment search; the police uncovered significant caches of illegal substances, Bitcoin, and evidence the couple had been selling drugs on…

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Childs Play Member Admits Guilt in Canadian Court

Childs Play Member Admits Guilt in Canadian Court

Canadian law enforcement played a significant role in the capture and incarceration of one of the two owners of the former darknet child abuse forum “Childs Play” and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have routinely demonstrated their willingness to keep children safe. While both MagicKingdom and Childs Play thrived as darknet child abuse sites, the user “Steps” concerned the police; the videos he had been uploading had clearly been taken from inside of a school…

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Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Fentanyl Analogue Dealer Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

United States District Judge John A. Kronstadt sentenced a 33-year-old Riverside man to 312 months in federal prison for trafficking acetyl fentanyl. Because the drug operation led to at least one fatal overdose, the defendant faced a mandatory minimum prison sentence of 20 years. The charges only involved a single fatal overdose, but investigators connected several more deaths to the man’s acetyl fentanyl. The prison sentence of 26 years likely involved the consideration of the…

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German Police Seize 50K LSD Tabs in Massive Bust

German Police Seize 50K LSD Tabs in Massive Bust

A large-scale and exhaustive international LSD trafficking operation led to the arrest of two suspected dealers and record-breaking drug seizures in Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Not only did the operation result in a drug seizure that topped the charts for total number of drugs seized in a single bust in Rhineland-Palatinate, but it also broke Germany’s record for the total number of seized LSD tabs in any police operation in Germany. Law enforcement seized more than 49,500…

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

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 the Mecklenburg County Jail, unknowingly hired an undercover Homeland Security Investigations agent in the first…

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Canadian Programmer Connected to Yahoo Security Breach Handed Five Year Prison Sentence

Canadian Programmer Connected to Yahoo Security Breach Handed Five Year Prison Sentence

A Kazakhstani born Canadian living in Hamilton, Ontario, who was associated with the infamous 2014 Yahoo security hack, received a five-year prison sentence. The security breach saw over 500 million Yahoo user accounts compromised, including personal credentials such as names, passwords, emails, phone numbers, and security questions. Some of the stolen credentials were eventually dumped on the dark web by the hackers. During that time, the web service provider announced that they did not believe…

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Australia among Countries with Highest Number of Dark Web Drug Dealers

Australia among Countries with Highest Number of Dark Web Drug Dealers

Australia is among countries with the highest concentration of dark web drug dealers per capita and owns a sizeable chunk of the narcotics dark web marketplaces. This is according to a new criminology research released by the Australian Institute of criminology. The new research by Australian Institute of Criminology outlines countries with the highest buyers and sellers of illegal drugs on the dark web. The data used in the research was collected over two months…

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Two Arrested for Selling Opioids from Clearnet Websites

Two Arrested for Selling Opioids from Clearnet Websites

According to a press release and announcement from various government officials from different agencies, an investigation into drug distribution on the internet ended successfully when Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested two drug dealers and seized their storefronts. The investigation, headed by the DEA, targeted two large-scale opioid distributors in the United States: Liangfu Huang and Wei Xu. Both suspects, although arrested on the same day and in the same investigation, independently operated their own clearnet…

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