A 20-year-old German man was sentenced to probation after admitting that he had used the darkweb to buy cocaine, marijuana, and a counterfeit 50 euro note. The man reportedly acquired the drugs for his consumption and the counterfeit bill to satisfy his curiosity.
Swedish Man Charged for Selling Cannabis on the Dark Web
Romanian Man Sentenced to Prison for Buying Drugs on the Darkweb
The Judges of the Craiova Court of Appeal court sentenced a man to more than eight years in prison for ordering drugs on the darkweb. The court also imprisoned a friend of the defendant who collected drug packages on his behalf. The sentence resulted from the prosecution’s and the defendant’s appeal to a 6-year sentence handed in late 2018.
Tucson Man Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Darkweb Drug Trafficking
A dark web drug vendor from Tucson, Arizona, is set to spend the next 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. The vendor reportedly operated from a trailer from 2013 to late 2015. He mailed drug packages to all parts of the united states and like other vendors, accepted payments in bitcoin.
Former Marine Pleads Guilty to Distributing Darkweb Sourced Drugs
On October 2, a former marine admitted that he aided and abetted in the distribution of pills with detectable quantities of oxycodone and fentanyl. The pills reportedly resulted in the death of another marine who took them during a party.
Darkode Forum Admin Arrested in Germany
Reports from Slovenia disclosed that German authorities arrested a Slovenian citizen on request of the U.S. government. The accused is suspected of being one of the founders and administrators of the now-defunct Darkode forum that was once described as “the most sophisticated English-speaking forum for criminal computer hackers in the world.” He is also accused of authoring and selling a botnet malware software.
San Diego Darkweb Drug Vendors Plead Guilty to Money Laundering
A San Diego duo on September 30 admitted to a federal court that they conspired to launder proceeds they acquired from selling drugs on the dark web. The defendants reportedly run an unlicensed bitcoin for cash only exchange and used it to launder drug trafficking profits.
Australian Couple Imprisoned for Running a Darkweb Drug Trafficking Operation
An Australian couple that pleaded guilty to dark web drug trafficking has been sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison. The Queensland Police believe the couple was running the largest dark web drug trafficking operation in Queensland. The couple reportedly distributed heroin, amphetamine, and marijuana.