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Trial Begins for Men Accused of Buying Glocks from a Cop on the Darkweb

The trial for two Co Antrim men accused of attempting to purchase a Glock on the darkweb began in October at Belfast Crown Court. At the first appearance, the court heard how both suspects had interacted with an undercover police officer and discussed their plans over WhatsApp before getting arrested during the “gun deal.” The Police Service of Northern Ireland ... Read More »

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Bitcoin Price Weekly Analysis – 24.10.2018

Bitcoin price has hit a high of $7,788 last week , recording gain of around $1,400 within less than a couple of hours last week. Even though this price level has not been scored since last August, the market’s bulls did not manage to keep it above $7,000 for long. However, a new rising upwards trend began to become apparent ... Read More »

Two Indicted for Selling Cocaine and Marijuana on Dream Market

Two California men have been selling cocaine and marijuana through several accounts on at least one darkweb marketplace, according to information revealed in an eleven-count indictment returned in October. The suspected darkweb drug dealers were targeted by the Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force as part of an ongoing investigation into online drug trafficking. Eddy Steven Sandoval Lopez, age ... Read More »

Alleged Swedish Drug Market Admin Busted in Sweden

According to officials from Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized Crime, law enforcement in Sweden arrested a man on drug charges who had allegedly had been working as the administrator of the Swedish darkweb drug market Flugsvamp 2.0. In an interview with a Swedish news outlet, a government official speaking on behalf Sweden’s National Unit Against International and Organized ... Read More »

Hacker gets a 14-year prison sentence for creating Scan4You

A 37-year-old man has been given a 14-year prison sentence for developing and running a scam service called Scan4You, which aids in malware attacks and other cybercrimes. The culprit, Ruslan Bondars, a Latvian citizen, was found guilty of one count of conspiracy to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in ... Read More »

Student Bought Pistol Plus Ammunition Via Darknet

The glimpse of weapon brandishing and pro-ammunition laws in one country can delude the youth to think that it is the new world-order. For Assan Hussain, a 23 year Wolverhampton University undergraduate, he was apprehended and sentenced to serve jail time for trying to acquire ammunition from the dark web. The photos presented in the court revealed Assan and some ... Read More »

Darkweb Drug Dealer “OxyMonster” Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

The darkweb drug vendor OxyMonster was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a Florida courtroom in early October. The court heard that OxyMonster both sold controlled substances on several darkweb markets and worked as a senior staff member on one of the most popular markets in existence. Gal Vallerius, a 36-year-old French national who had entered the United States ... Read More »

Italian Police Bust a Group of Drug Dealers and Bitcoin Launderers

An investigation conducted by Italian law enforcement concluded after a series of coordinated raids in several cities in Italy led to the arrest of nine suspected drug dealers and money launderers in early October 2018. According to an announcement from the Polizia di Stato (State Police), the suspects had been operating a massive marijuana distribution operation involving internet drug sales, ... Read More »

France: Another Ex-Cop Caught Buying a Gun on the Darkweb

In France, a former police officer was recently indicted for allegedly purchasing a firearm and ammunition from a source on the darkweb. Although the arrest occurred in France, United States law enforcement had identified the suspect before the package containing a firearm had even left the United States. Like a recently sentenced ex-cop from Ireland who had purchased a pistol ... Read More »

Prosecutor Decides Not to Appeal a Drug Dealer’s “Unduly Lenient” Sentence

In late September, an ecstasy dealer in Jersey narrowly avoided incarceration at a sentencing hearing and was instead sentenced to community service. The Attorney General, after hearing that the dealer’s sentence included no time in prison, announced that the prosecution planned to appeal the sentence, claiming that it was “unduly lenient.” In October, the Attorney General has reversed his decision, ... Read More »

University Student Sentenced to 6 Years After Purchasing a Pistol Over the Dark Web

A university student was sentenced to over six years by Judge Roderick Henderson of Birmingham Crown Court, after he pleaded guilty to the charges of attempted possession of a firearm, possession of a restricted firearm and possession of articles of fraud. The charges against 23-year-old Assan Hussain stemmed from his failed attempt of importing an automatic pistol and 50 rounds ... Read More »