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Russian Man Allegedly Ran a Real Murder-for-Hire Darkweb Site

Authorities in Russia arrested a man for allegedly orchestrating murders through a platform on the darkweb.

The Main Investigation Department of the Investigative Committee of Russia arrested Sergei Magdanov, 38, resident of Izhevsk in Russia, in connection with at least two murders, one attempted murder, and trafficking weapons.

A picture of Cash seized during a raid at the suspect's house.

Cash seized during a raid at the suspect's house.

The investigation began in 2020 after Russian police launched an investigation into the murder of two alleged drug dealers in the Vladimir region. During the investigation, the police arrested alleged accomplices who provided logistical support to the parties responsible for the murders. In part, the accomplices followed the victims and provided the alleged hitman with the locations of the victims.

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At some point, Russian authorities identified an onion service where suspects had allegedly ordered the murders. The operator of the site accepted cryptocurrency and fiat as payment. The announcement from Russian authorities did not reveal information about the identification of the site operator.

The investigators concluded that Magdanov orchestrated the murders through the site, assisted the actual hitmen by providing weapons and ammunition, and allegedly sold weapons too.

On September 9, 2021, the police executed search warrants at the suspect’s home and his safe house. The searches led to the seizure of mobile phones, computers, more than one thousand SIM cards, more than 500 bank cards, and large amounts of cash.

A picture of Phones seized during the raid.

Phones seized during the raid.

Magdanov is in police custody and the investigation into his role in the murders is ongoing.

Also, it appears we can no longer write that murder-for-hire sites are categorically scams.

Monteiro has literally spent years trying to prove that murder-for-hire sites are all fraudulent.

Monteiro has literally spent years trying to prove that murder-for-hire sites are all fraudulent.

9 Comments
witchman05
222f6ee0 Sun, Sep 12, 2021

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Lester
ebd1e270 Sun, Sep 19, 2021

sucks to be Monteiro.

alias
eef12cc0 Sun, Sep 19, 2021

who'da thunk it huh

sleuthkit
2b06d860 Thu, Sep 23, 2021

Based Russians

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