12.7.18 Darknet and Cybercrime Roundup

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet A Homeland Security Investigations investigation known as Operation Dark Gold ended with the arrest of 35 individuals suspected of illegal activity connected to the darknet. One suspect, in Maryland man, has been accused of producing…

Maryland Man Charged for Selling Counterfeit Xanax on the Darknet

Federal authorities in Maryland have accused a Baltimore County man of selling millions of dollars worth of counterfeit Xanax pills on the darknet. He faces drug distribution charges, money laundering charges, and an assortment of charges for related crimes. The Baltimore Sun reported that newly…

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…

Alphabay “Fullz” Dealer to be Sentenced in May

Not long ago, Grant West made the news after he pleaded guilty to selling hundreds of thousands of stolen credit card numbers, “fullz,” and logins for various internet services. A recent release of information by UK authorities placed West back under the spotlight for, among…

Iowa Drug Dealers Convicted of Carfentanil Distribution

Two Iowa men pleaded guilty to selling counterfeit oxycodone pills on the darknet. Like many of the counterfeit oxycodone sold on the darknet or on the streets, these pills contained the fentanyl analogue carfentanil. In February, a federal grand jury indicted Cameron James Lensmeyer, 20,…

Utah Man Accused of Manufacturing and Selling drugs on the dark web

A Utah Cottonwood Heights man accused of running an international illicit drug ring selling and manufacturing of illegal drugs has been arrested. A four-week jury trial has been scheduled beginning August 20th. On Wednesday, the attorneys of some of his alleged accomplices said in court…

Australian agencies: “Never assume the dark web is invisible”

A Brisbane woman, 32, has been arrested and charged with buying and selling illegal drugs from the dark web. The female drug dealer has been accused of importing a package which was later intercepted by Australian Border Patrol Police. This was in response to collect…

Darknet Bust Leads to Portugal’s First Bitcoin Seizure

In Atouguia da Baleia, a judge sentenced a couple from Poland to prison for selling narcotics on the darknet. The husband received a seven year prison sentence and the wife received a sentence of only five and a half years. The Judicial Police seized the…

Group of Silk Road Dealers Sentenced to Prison

Judge Michael Leeming sentenced five University of Manchester students to prison for selling more than $1.2 million worth of drugs on the Silk Road. According to the NCA, authorities arrested the ring leader and his primary accomplice at their apartment in Manchester on the same…