According to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, a Homeland Security Investigations operation led to the arrest of a school teacher who had been sharing child pornography on darkweb forums and other sites.
The United States Marshals Service is auctioning 660 Bitcoin seized during various federal investigations. Some of the cryptocurrency is directly traceable to noteworthy darkweb vendors or related cases.
According to the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Utah, Aaron Michael Shamo aka the Alphabay vendor known as “Pharma-Master” sold fentanyl to an individual who fatally overdosed in 2016. Shamo’s fentanyl-laced “oxycodone” pills caused the overdose, prosecutors claimed.
German authorities intercepted a package of amphetamine to his home address in Tuttlingen. Like many darkweb drug buyer arrests, this one involved a package that lacked proper postage.
Earlier this year, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia arrested a drug trafficker suspected of being an “active member” of a group selling drugs to buyers on the internet in exchange for Bitcoin. They issued a press release in October.
A Florida man was caught in a child pornography investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations. Special agents showed the video to the suspected child abuser’s wife who immediately identified the suspect as her husband.