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
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
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
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
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
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
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).
Roger Clark aka Variety Jones Being Held at Brooklyn MDC
Roger Clark aka Variety Jones pleaded not guilty at his arraignment hearing before Judge William H. Pauley, III. He is currently being held at the Brooklyn MDC via detention on consent without prejudice.
Black Death Group Kidnapper Extradited to Italy
Michal Herba, a man allegedly behind the kidnapping of the British “model” Chloe Ayling, has been extradited to Italy. His brother, Lukasz Herba, recently received a prison sentence of 16 years for abducting the model to allegedly auction a darknet human trafficking site.
Saxony Man Arrested for Buying a Gun on the Darknet
The Dresden General Prosecutor’s Office announced that a 41-year-old Saxony man landed in police custody after he had purchased a firearm and ammunition from a darknet vendor.