Spanish Police Smash a Bitcoin criminal gang–11 arrested over money laundering

The Spanish civil guard police have arrested 11 suspects and launched an investigation of 137 others dedicated to a major operation on money laundering. The alleged Bitcoin criminal gang was smashed for trafficking drugs and laundering money through the use of virtual currencies. Bitcoin has…

Two Darknet Vendors Busted in the Netherlands

Police in Amsterdam arrested two suspected darknet dealers in Monday, April 9. According to an announcement on politie.nl, the men shipped “thousands” of packages of drugs across the world. The arrests took place not long after Dutch authorities conducted a ‘knock and talk’ operation that…

Italian Student Arrested for Growing Weed at His House

Authorities in Pisa, Italy, arrested a 28-year-old university student for growing and distributing marijuana. The police stopped him around 9pm and searched his possessions. According to the police, the young man had difficulty concealing his nervousness. The police would not have looked into him any…

Feds Prosecute Staff of Encrypted Phone Company

Police have arrested and filed criminal charges against the CEO of a Canadian company that sold security hardened Blackberry and Samsung cell phones that were modified to protect privacy through the use of message encryption and the removal of unnecessary and potentially vulnerable hardware. Four…

Romanian Arrested After Four Package Interceptions

After gathering evidence throughout 2017 and 2018, Romanian law enforcement arrested an Arad county man who had allegedly been ordering drugs from a darknet vendor on a frequent basis. His charges, as explained in a DIICOT press release, are for the attempted importation of high-risk…

Drugs ordered on Darknet: Austrian police arrest three dealers

In Southern Styria, the Leibnitz police have arrested three drug dealers who have been selling drugs since 2014. From the report, the three suspects, all 20-years-old, sold enough drugs to earn over 300,000 EUR in sales. Also, police investigations revealed that the suspects ordered the…

Investigators Recover a Pedophile’s Deleted Videos

In August 2017, Indiana authorities arrested a 50-year-old Merrillville man for two counts of child molestation and one count of sexual misconduct with a minor. He posted a $3,000 bond almost two months later and returned to his Cedar Lake home. Now, according to Lake…

Darknet Vendor Arrested for Selling Fentanyl Nasal Spray

Federal authorities arrested 30-year-old Michael S. Schoenmann in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, for selling fentanyl nasal spray on the darknet. According to documents filed at the U.S. District Court in Madison, Schoenmann’s fentanyl spray led to the overdose of a 25-year-old in Port Charlotte, Florida. The case…

21.03.18 Dark Web and Cybercrime Roundup

Former Hansa Vendor Doug-Heffernan Arrested in the Netherlands Some darknet market users may remember a large vendor who operated on Hansa and then disappeared after Hansa went down. Netherlands police certainly remembered the vendor after discovering a series of accounts on Dream marketplace that sold…

Oberhausen police have arrested a suspected DNM dealer

According to reports from a local news source, the Oberhausen police in German arrested a suspected dealer who is said to have sold drugs on a large scale in the city. Explicitly, for months, the man is said to have made drug deals with his…

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