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In an official statement, the Drug Enforcement Administration warned that 27 percent of the pills seized between January and March of this year contained fentanyl. According to the DEA, Mexican cartels are manufacturing these counterfeit pills and distributing them throughout the United States. Coincidentally, “The Drug Llama,” just admitted selling counterfeit oxycodone pills laced with fentanyl on the darkweb and … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Nov. 4, 2019, 7 a.m.
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DNSTARS, the self-described “independent drug testing and publishing platform” is shutting down. The forum is most well known for hosting the results of drug identification or purity tests from Energy Control, EcstasyData, Wedinos, and other drug testing laboratories. Users of the forum often pay for an analysis of a substance from a darkweb vendor and then post the results of … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 5, 2019, 4:13 p.m.
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Australian law enforcement arrested two suspected drug traffickers and seized more than $1.5 million in cryptocurrency after the Australian Border Force intercepted two packages containing a combined total of 55 grams of MDMA. The cryptocurrency seizure was one of the largest of its kind in Western Australia. The Australian Border Force announced in a recent press release that detectives with … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 5, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Police in Austria shut down a large-scale drug trafficking organization that conducted operations electronically. According to the police, the group purchased drugs on the darkweb and resold them to customers locally through messaging applications. The group used drops and never physically interacted with their customers. This week, the Vienna State Office of Criminal Investigation held a press conference concerning the … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 4, 2019, 9 a.m.
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Recently unsealed court documents uncovered an FBI search warrant application requesting information on a PlayStation user from Sony. The allegedly user believed audio communication between players was secure and therefore safe for arranging drug deals. As first reported by Joseph Cox, a warrant application filed in the Western District of Missouri details an FBI investigation into a PlayStation user identified … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 3, 2019, 9 a.m.
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The Federal Drug Agents Foundation provided a Lieutenant of the South Brunswick Police Department with an award for the takedown and arrest of the darkweb vendor “Sinmed.” The Sinmed bust led to the largest alprazolam seizure in the state of New Jersey. Police found thousands of pills in five gallon buckets from Home Depot. The Federal Drug Agents Foundation awarded … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Oct. 30, 2019, 10 a.m.
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A 35-year-old man from Northern Portugal was sentenced to 76 months in prison for dark web drug trafficking and money laundering. The defendant will also forfeit bitcoins and possessions seized during his arrest. The defendant ran the drug trafficking operation with the help of his girlfriend who was acquitted. Pedro, 35 and Rita, 34 reportedly purchased drugs on the dark … read more
By Alex Nimoy - Dec. 10, 2019, 8 a.m.