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Marijuana “Should Be Here Monday,” Suspect Told Police

Following a string of recent drug importation crackdowns in Australia, the Australian Federal Police and the Mildura police arrested an international drug buyer who had ordered several packages of methamphetamine between April and July. The case itself began with the Australian Border Force—a government body that frequently receives credit for intercepting drug packages and collaborating with international partners. The Australian ... Read More »

Third Suspect Arrested in German Drug Lab Bust

According to the Prosecutor’s Office in Ansbach, a Bavarian city 25 miles from Nuremberg, German authorities had arrested three darknet drug dealers and three of their customers. After months of investigation, the investigators had uncovered an international drug trafficking network, Michael Schrotberger of the Prosecutor’s Office said. The drug traffickers had distributed more than one million dollars worth of numerous ... Read More »

Suspect linked to Bomb Threats offered Services on Dark Web

Reports coming from the U.S authorities have revealed that an American-Israeli teenager charged with making bomb threats to Jewish community centers as well as schools over the United States advertised his services on an online darknet marketplace which is no more and may even have had a customer. He was accused of a swell of bomb threats against over dozens ... Read More »

Suspect Admits to Cyanide Purchase and Extortion

In August 2016, a 74-year-old retiree became an extortionist due to “old age poverty.” This Dortmund resident developed a name for himself as his entire extortion scheme involved cyanide, gummy bears, millions of euros, and unfulfilled purchases from a vendor on the darknet. Although he previously confessed to the crime, his motive was unknown until a June court appearance. As ... Read More »

Extortion Suspect Walks Free After Forgetting Phone Password

A set of contradictory court decisions with an impact on digital privacy confused a portion of the nation and possibly the world on May 30. One Florida circuit court judge jailed a man after he gave investigators a passcode that failed to unlock his phone. Another Florida circuit court judge let a defendant walk after he explained that he forgot ... Read More »

Suspect Spreading Philadelphia Ransomware Identified

In March 2017, cybercrime investigators in Austria made a breakthrough in a so-called “ransomware case.” Someone infected an Upper Austrian company with malware known as Philadelphia or the Philadelphia Ransomware. Investigators discovered the attacker responsible for the infection: a 19-year-old from the region. The suspect, armed with ransomware from the darknet, likely infected several other companies in the region, a ... Read More »

Another Operation Pacifier Suspect Pleaded Guilty Again After Withdrawing the First Plea

Years ago, the FBI began investigating darknet child pornography viewers, sharers, and a whole dragnet of unrelated individuals. The legality of the case and more importantly the validity of the evidence the FBI obtained faced scrutiny from both sides of the law. Federal judges ruled both for and against the use of the illegal Network Investigative (NIT) on the defendants ... Read More »

Another Suspect Claimed Someone Else Used His Address to Buy from the Darknet

We recently wrote about the 45-year-old Kyle Nathan Smith who pleaded not guilty to several drug importation charges. Customs intercepted packages of MDMA with his address on the packages. Then local law enforcement found drugs in similar packaging in the man’s home. However, claiming that someone else used his computer to buy drugs worked; the judge found him not guilty. ... Read More »

Suspect Gave Investigators Names of Darknet Vendors After Getting Busted

On December 7, a 19-year-old stood before the judge at the District Court of Landau. Passauer Neue Presse, a German newspaper, reported that the defendant, “a pale, thin boy, looked attentively at the judge as if he were his teacher.” Police officers arrested the 19-year-old for ordering several drugs from the darknet. He ordered numerous packages until a post office ... Read More »

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Suspect Claims Someone Else Used His Computer to Buy Drugs, Jury Agrees

Kyle Nathan Smith, a 45-year-old Christchurch man, pleaded not guilty to five drug importation charges. The judge, Judge Brian Callaghan, agreed with the defendant. He found Smith not guilty on five charges of heroin, methamphetamine, and MDMA importation. The 45-year-old claimed someone else used his computer to buy drugs off the darknet. At the start of the three-day Christchurch District ... Read More »

24-Year-Old Suspect Admits Attempting to Purchase Several Firearms from the Darknet

During mid-September, the Federal Criminal Police of Germany (BKA) arrested a 24-year-old for trying to buy weapons on the darknet. The BKA posed as a weapons vendor on the darknet and arranged a deal. Police, armed and masked, met the would-be buyer near a crowded supermarket and apprehended him on the spot. The 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district, according to ... Read More »

Federal Agents Want Suspect To Be Remanded In Custody In NSA Case

Harold T. Martin III was arrested in last August and was charged with keeping top secret materials from the NSA in his home and car. Now, federal prosecutors want to order continued detention for the Maryland man. According to court documents, FBI agents managed to recover about 50,000 gigabytes of material from Martin, which would be equivalent to 500 million ... Read More »

Suspect Arrested After Ordering 130g Of Amphetamine Online

In Croatia, the Dubrovnik-Neretva County Criminal Police Department began to suspect an individual for drug related crimes. According to the department’s website, an unidentified 31-year-old hit the police’s radar in early July. The man was suspected of illicit production of narcotics and of drug trafficking. The General Police Directorate started investigating. Not long after, police discovered the target had purchased ... Read More »

Child Porn Suspect Jailed Indefinitely For Not Decrypting Hard Drives

A Philadelphia man suspected of possessing child porn has been in jail for  seven months and counting after being found in contempt of a court order demanding that he decrypt two password protected hard drives. The suspect, a former P.P.D. Sergeant, hasn’t been charged with any child porn crimes. Instead he remains indefinitely imprisoned in Philadelphia’s Federal Detention Center for ... Read More »