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Australian Police Arrest Two Alleged Darkweb Vendors

Cybercrime investigators dismantled a darkweb drug trafficking operation and arrested two suspects.

A picture of Australian police always seem to have suspiciously thin back plates

Australian police always seem to have suspiciously thin back plates

According to a press release from the NSW Police, investigators from the State Crime Command’s Cybercrime Squad launched an investigation into darkweb drug trafficking in Australia. Strike Force Glene identified a marketplace where users could exchange cryptocurrency for prohibited drugs and restricted substances.

Yesterday, on May 17, police executed three search warrants in Chatswood and Rose Bay. At the Chatswood address, police arrested a 33-year-old man. At the home in Rose Bay, police arrested a 39-year-old man. They also searched a business in Rose Bay.

A picture of Three bags of powder seized during the raids

Three bags of powder seized during the raids

“In terms of scale, this operation sits as one of the more sophisticated we’ve seen with respect to both the quantity of illicit drugs being traded, right through to distribution and packaging,” Det Supt Craft said.

A picture of A picture of what appears to be blotter of some sort

A picture of what appears to be blotter of some sort

During the searches, investigators more than 100 grams of cocaine and MDMA, 3kg of unidentified powder, thousands of unidentified pills, and “17kg of confectionery, suspected to be laced with THC.” They additionally seized nearly $60,000 cash, an engagement ring worth approximately $100,000, mobile phones, computers, electronic storage devices, and cryptocurrency.

A picture of A ring police believe was purchased with the proceeds of crime

A ring police believe was purchased with the proceeds of crime

The suspects face charges for “supply prohibited drug, participate criminal group contribute criminal activity, supply prohibited drugs on an ongoing basis, and knowingly deal with proceeds of crime.” Since 2015, the suspects allegedly processed more than 30,000 drug transactions worth at least $1.16 million.

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More powder
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A bag of pills seized during the raid
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Powder seized by NSW police
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The ring police will lose in the near future.
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Possibly LSD blotter

“We will be alleging the profits both these men were reaping as a result of these illicit trades were so vast, attempts were made to launder funds in cryptocurrency and cash using third parties. Those involved with this operation believed the dark web provided with them a cloak of invisibility and anonymity to conduct their illicit sales; their court appearance today says otherwise,” Det Supt Craft said.

Sophisticated ‘dark web’ drug supply syndicate dismantled - Cybercrime Squad - arcive.is, archive.org, police.nsw.gov.au

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c10e5df0 Wed, May 18, 2022

The ring police will lose in the near future. lmao

ayo y did those dudes have a wedding ring for tho? was they a couple or somthin???

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238195d0 Wed, May 18, 2022

For some reason the police did not disclose that information lol

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fdc81a80 Thu, May 19, 2022

I do.

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2310dd30 Wed, May 18, 2022

darknetlive check dread put a warning about versus

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bac821f0 Wed, May 18, 2022

Saw that. I am still waiting to see what some parties who are not rival markets/large forums have to say. It appears concerning no doubt.

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97e129a0 Wed, May 18, 2022

Unidentified powder is probably rc benzos

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d7e5c420 Wed, May 18, 2022

Good thing the didn’t recover any firearms because those Australian bullet proof vests are made of plastic trays from the police headquarters cafeteria.

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7466dc10 Wed, May 18, 2022

lmao. I have seen some polyethylene “nij certified” plastic plates tho

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570e30a0 Thu, May 19, 2022

Made for stopping handgun calibers. They do work. Id be wearing something with a higher rating myself, but hey…

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1f1ff750 Wed, May 18, 2022

I wonder how the suspects came on to the police radar

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aff8b350 Thu, May 19, 2022

One of the dealers was reported to law enforcement for running down the street naked with a big bag of blow and his face all powdered by an anonymous tipster.

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7d4e6080 Wed, May 25, 2022

“anonymous” we’ll see how long that’ll last

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4898fbf0 Thu, Jun 2, 2022

Those blotters sure got around… lol

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