The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force added another vendor to their list of arrested darknet vendors. The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force (NCIDETF), a federal task force that investigates crimes involving cryptocurrency in Northern California and elsewhere, added the Empire Market vendor “ chlnsaint” to their list of arrested darknet vendors. The task force maintains their own arrested and identified vendor list on an onion service under their control.
A darkweb vendor from Maryland and a pharmacist from Nebraska were sentenced to federal prison for conspiring to firebomb a competitor’s pharmacy. William Anderson Burgamy IV, 33, of Hanover, Maryland, and Hyrum T. Wilson, 41, of Auburn, Nebraska, received a combined total of more than 23 years in federal prison, according to an announcement from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia. Burgamy sold hydrocodone, oxycodone, alprazolam, and other controlled substances through the “NeverPressedRX” vendor account on Empire Market.
Police in Cologne, Germany, arrested four suspected drug dealers as part of an investigation into a large-scale darkweb drug trafficking operation. Since April 2018, the suspects allegedly distributed 279 kilograms of amphetamines, 11,000 ecstasy tablets, and 1.3 kilograms of MDMA through various platforms on the darkweb. Through “other distribution channels,” the group allegedly distributed 103 kilograms of marijuana, 35 liters of amphetamine oil, 2,000 ecstasy tablets, 1,000 grams of amphetamine, and 29 kilograms of hashish.
A Georgia man was sentenced to 135 months in prison for buying and selling Tapentadol on the darkweb. He sold Tramadol, Tapentadol, and Etizolam on the darkweb, court documents revealed. Sheldon Kennedy, 32, of Springfield, Georgia, will spend the next 135 months in prison for Possession With Intent to Distribute Tapentadol; Use of a Communications Facility (U.S. Mail); and Possession of Ammunition by a Convicted Felon, said Bobby L. Christine, U.
A former employee of the Kantonspolizei in the canton of Schwyz is facing charges for allegedly selling firearms on the darkweb. Between 2012 and 2013, according to the indictment, the 57-year-old suspect repeatedly sold guns and ammunition through a vendor account on an undisclosed darkweb marketplace. During a search of the man’s house, the police seized 80 firearms and tens of thousands of rounds of ammunition. Following the search, the police kept the suspect in custody for two months before signing off on his temporary release.
Two members of a darkweb drug trafficking group that operated from the Netherlands as well as from Germany received prison sentences for shipping packages of drugs to customers worldwide. A 26-year-old and a 27-year-old were sentenced to a total of five years and nine months in prison at a recent hearing in the Münster District Court. Both defendants, according to prosecutors, worked as shippers for a drug trafficking organization that operated on the darkweb.
A Georgia man responsible for the distribution of up to 200,000 counterfeit Xanax pills every month was sentenced 20 years in federal prison, according to an announcement from the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. U.S. District Court Chief Judge J. Randal Hall sentenced Walker Christian Forrester to 240 months in prison for a charge of Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Controlled Substances (Carfentanil, Alprazolam, and marijuana).
On August 4, 2020, the United States Department of Justice unveiled an indictment against a darkweb drug vendor responsible for the distribution of millions of dollars worth of OxyContin and morphine pills. The indictment charged a dual U.S.-Costa Rican citizen and a Costa Rican citizen with the following crimes: conspiring with persons to distribute controlled substances; distribution of controlled substances; conspiring with persons to import controlled substances; conspiring to launder money; laundering of monetary instruments The indictment named David Brian Pate, a U.
A Canadian darkweb vendor will be spending the next 11 years in prison for selling fentanyl on Alphabay and Dream Market. James Nelson, 38, of Kelowna, Canada, pleaded guilty earlier this year to one count of trafficking more than 1.5 grams of fentanyl and one count of possessing more than 100 grams of carfentanil with the intent to supply. The charges stemmed from a 14-count indictment that named Nelson and an alleged co-conspirator.
Austrian authorities arrested eight people as part of an investigation into a prolific darkweb drug vendor. The investigation began in 2019, according to an announcement from the Federal Criminal Police Office. One darkweb vendor caught the attention of law enforcement in Graz. The vendor, identified as “Rasputin” (and similar variations of the name), reportedly sold more than 100 kilograms of various controlled substances. Rasputin specialized in cocaine, heroin, amphetamine, and ecstasy pills.