DNSTARS, the self-described “independent drug testing and publishing platform” is shutting down. The forum is most well known for hosting the results of drug identification or purity tests from Energy Control, EcstasyData, Wedinos, and other drug testing laboratories. Users of the forum often pay for an analysis of a substance from a darkweb vendor and then post the results of the test on the forum.
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Australian Authorities Seize $1.5 Million in Cryptocurrency During Drug Raid
Australian law enforcement arrested two suspected drug traffickers and seized more than $1.5 million in cryptocurrency after the Australian Border Force intercepted two packages containing a combined total of 55 grams of MDMA. The cryptocurrency seizure was one of the largest of its kind in Western Australia.
Austrian Police Bust Large-Scale Drug Trafficking Ring
Police in Austria shut down a large-scale drug trafficking organization that conducted operations electronically. According to the police, the group purchased drugs on the darkweb and resold them to customers locally through messaging applications. The group used drops and never physically interacted with their customers.
Cocaine Dealer Set Up Deals through PlayStation Audio Chat
Recently unsealed court documents uncovered an FBI search warrant application requesting information on a PlayStation user from Sony. The allegedly user believed audio communication between players was secure and therefore safe for arranging drug deals.
NJ Police Awarded for Darkweb Drug Investigation
The Federal Drug Agents Foundation provided a Lieutenant of the South Brunswick Police Department with an award for the takedown and arrest of the darkweb vendor “Sinmed.” The Sinmed bust led to the largest alprazolam seizure in the state of New Jersey. Police found thousands of pills in five gallon buckets from Home Depot.
Cocaine Vendor Sentenced to Prison in Colorado
A Colorado judge sentenced a cocaine vendor to 66 months imprisonment for selling almost 50 kilograms of cocaine to his customers on a darkweb market. The vendor had also committed aggravated identity theft and money laundering, according to a press release from the Department of Justice.
Dread is Back Online (Again)
Dread is back online after an extended period of downtime. The forum relaunched with a large set of new features including UI improvements, chatrooms, and better spam management tools. The new infrastructure should prevent some of the frequent 502 errors and increase the overall speed of the site.
NCIDE Task Force Identified a Xanax Vendor
The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force updated their onion service to include the name of another darkweb vendor that federal investigators had identified. This time, according to the task force’s list, investigators identified an alprazolam vendor with a presence on Dread, Cryptonia Market, and Empire Market.