Austrian Man Arrested for Buying Marijuana on the Darkweb


In October, officials at the Customs Office in Vienna opened an investigation into a 22-year-old who had ordered several packages of marijuana from the darkweb to sell locally in Austria.

A press release from the State Office of Criminal Investigation in Vienna revealed that authorities had arrested a 22-year-old Austrian citizen for purchasing thousands of grams of marijuana from vendors on darkweb marketplaces.

On October 16, officials at the Customs Office intercepted a pack containing 600 grams of marijuana. The package was addressed to the suspect’s apartment in Vienna’s 17th district. After opening an investigation into the recipient, the Customs Office investigators learned that the intended recipient had ordered drugs from a darkweb vendor on at least two separate occasions in addition to the seized package of 600 grams of marijuana. They knew this because they had recently seized two packages of marijuana that had also been shipped to the 22-year-old.

A Picture of the Seized Marijuana | LPD Vienna

A Picture of the Seized Marijuana | LPD Vienna

Police in Vienna, working with investigators from the Customs Office, identified the suspect. The police, after arriving at the suspect’s apartment, executed a search warrant. During the execution of the warrant, authorities found more than 2,800 grams of marijuana. Some of the marijuana in the apartment had already been packaged for sale, according to the police. The suspect also had two converted pistols and 13,600 euros in his apartment.

Another Picture of the Seized Marijuana and Pistols | LPD Vienna

Another Picture of the Seized Marijuana and Pistols | LPD Vienna

During questioning, the suspect admitted that he had ordered “numerous” packages from vendors on the darkweb. He said he had only purchased cannabis products. He seemingly confessed to more crimes than the authorities had accused him of committing.

The announcement contained no additional information about the case.

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hachi

This is so crazy but that stuff looks fire.

Skoop

So how do u go about ordering without getting caught

hachi

Use cryptocurrency & encrypted messages that only can be decrypted by the vendor. Also they have to be competent with stealth shipping.

triglav

Buying drugs on darknet is no more fun. Postal / customs / police are not more idiots.

How do you do it? Easy

Find a homeless bum, befriend said bum. Make sure he has rent a home in his name for three months give the bum a place to live supply him with $200 a week spending money and tell him you’re expecting office supplies to be delivered nothing that will interest him.

The items are delivered to the house in this bums name, with him living there. If all goes well perfect. Rinse repeat with new bums every time. If it fails the bum goes to jail and eats and sleeps well.

StickyStinky

Decent bud is a fuckarse of a job to stealth. Layering other organic materials could be enough to not be suspected by a mostly uninterested domestic level scanner trying to find batteries and prea

StickyStinky

Decent bud is a fuckarse of a job to stealth. Layering other organic materials could be enough to not be suspected by a mostly uninterested domestic level scanner trying to find batteries and pressurized containers. Some products contain plant matter that can act as a great visual barrier and obfuscate a scan, and if you figure it out the method I have in mind is also horrible to open and inspect ;) . But hiding shit by burying it in other shit has its own issues. Lumpy and obvious padded envelopes are common here and not really a problem as long as there’s no smell and actually it’s far safer to do it to your real IF as long as it’s not commercial amounts, and even then if it goes wrong it depends where you are. Personally it is a moral issue, personal amounts on a criminal record doesn’t effect anything apart from particular jobs, and if your friends and family won’t be surprised or disown you then what’s the problem? The numbers game has skewed in the last year or so with more disappearing on route than I’ve heard of before but never heard of anyone getting a visit at all. Once you’re buying these amounts surely though it’s a better investment to run some lights? Having packs moving around after packs have been caught is sloppy practice

anarkanon

When you order those quantity, your are playing with fire! The packet will always arrive, the question is:
-Who is going to bring you the packet ?

LUE CYPHER

His mistake: CUSTOMS only deals with international shipping. Don’t order internationally. Domestic to domestic only.

You have to be smart and some Opsec takes longer to develop than others. It personally took me years before I figured out a way to receive things, not in my name and not at my address, but there’s still layers of anonymity to be had with the same method.

Ass Munch

You can’t be ordering that much through customs. Fool was overzealous. No more than a few oz’s at at time

Idiots and amatures

Most of you dont know what you are talking about.

Some countries have stricter customs than others, but the most important part, dont shit where you eat.

Ordering illegal packs to the same address were you store your stash is beyond idiocy.

It sucks that he will have his life ruined now, but the game is simple if you know how to play it.

They wont do a raid within 24h or seizing your pack, im sure the receiver had his doubts and still did not act.

potshim

What a dunno he are. To one same own name and one and same address, young cunt why you need guns ?! Your place is far away from weed and people violence isnt acceptable.