Press Release: California Man Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

Press Release: California Man Guilty in Methamphetamine Conspiracy

U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Thomas Williams, 57, of California City, California, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Marian W. Payson to narcotics conspiracy and distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine.

USAO Establishes a New Fentanyl Taskforce

USAO Establishes a New Fentanyl Taskforce

A new initiative from Attorney General Jeff Sessions called “Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge” (S.O.S.) aims to tackle the use of fentanyl and fentanyl analogues “regardless of the drug quantity.”

NoStress Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison

NoStress Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison

A Florida judge sentenced a former darknet vendor to nine years in prison for distribution of methamphetamine and laundering money. The vendor, NoStress, sold on Agora, Nucleus, and on Dream market.

‘Child Porn’ Found on Man’s Lost USB Drive

‘Child Porn’ Found on Man’s Lost USB Drive

An engineer from Charenton, France, was sentenced to 18 months in prison with a suspended sentence after someone found his USB drive, plugged it into their computer, and discovered more than 300 pictures and videos depicting “child pornography.”

German Police Raid Torservers Net Directors

German Police Raid Torservers Net Directors

In a search for the author of a blog German authorities disavowed, German police raided and ransacked the homes of several directors of the anonymity non-profit “Torservers.net.”

Tabooless Chat Member Appeals Sentence

Tabooless Chat Member Appeals Sentence

After being sentenced for his role in the abuse of a nine-year-old boy in the Schleswig-Holsteiner abuse case, the 44-year-old defendant has appealed his eight-year prison sentence.

Archaeological Artifact Traffickers Caught in Tunisia

Archaeological Artifact Traffickers Caught in Tunisia

A press release from Tunisia’s Interior Ministry revealed that the Cybercrime unit of the Aouina National Guard uncovered a group of archaeological artifact traffickers selling artifacts through the darknet.

Brazil: Feds Launch Three Launch Child Abuse Operations

Brazil: Feds Launch Three Launch Child Abuse Operations

The Brazilian Federal Police launched “Operation Ponto-Ponto” with the objective of combating the spread of images containing child pornography on the Internet. Five search and seizure warrants were being served in the cities of Maceió and Palmeira dos Índios.

Operation DRYER: Eight LSD Dealers Arrested in Spain and Austria

Operation DRYER: Eight LSD Dealers Arrested in Spain and Austria

The Civil Guard, together with the Tax Agency and the Austrian Police, within the framework of Operation DRYER, have dismantled in Spain and Austria a criminal network dedicated to the production, development and distribution of NPS (New Psychoactive Substances) at an international level.

Finnish Customs: Sipulikanava Takedown Statement

Finnish Customs: Sipulikanava Takedown Statement

Even though the takedown happened last year and Finnish Customs never intended the takedown to go unnoticed, Customs just now released a statement explaining that they had taken down the Finnish imageboard called “Sipulikanava” or “the Onion Channel.” It was no secret that the hidden service allowed the sale of narcotics, but apparently Customs needed to make themselves clear. (Covered on Darknetlive last year). Statement Here’s the statement: On 1 November 2017 Customs, in cooperation with the National Bureau of Investigation, closed down the Sipulikanava website, which was active on the Tor network.