Police in Eastern Uusimaa, southern Finland, are investigating a wide-ranging criminal scheme involving suspected illicit drug sales via the encrypted Tor network, part of the so-called Dark Web.
OlympusXans Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Distribution
A darkweb drug trafficker from Alabama was sentenced to more than ten years in prison for selling fentanyl, meth, cocaine, and Xanax on the darkweb. The vendor, known as OlympusXans, allegedly sold more than 80,000 counterfeit Xanax pills.
Reddit Bans DarknetMarketNoobs Subreddit
Reddit, nearly a year after banning the main darkweb market subreddits and the subreddits for various marketplaces, banned /r/DarkNetMarketsNoobs. The Noobs subreddit iinitially avoided the ban by disallowing all talk about sourcing. This was not enough, according to a recent message to subreddit admins.
German Police Arrest Darkweb Gun and Explosives Buyer
German authorities announced the arrest of an unidentified firearm and ammunition buyer in Fröndenberg
German and Dutch Authorities Bust Dutch Darkweb Vendor
German Customs announced the arrest of a darkweb ecstasy vendor living in the Netherlands. The vendor has been linked to at least 3,300 transactions, authorities revealed.
International Authorities Bust Child Porn Forum Operator
Russian and German authorities collaborated in a joint operation that targetted the operator of a darkweb child pornography forum. Together, they busted the owner and closed the forum, according to a recent press release.