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A Typical Dark Web Arrest

What was, at one time, a shopping mall for all things illegal, is now becoming a minefield that many people are afraid to enter.

A 45-year-old German man whose identity has not yet been made public was arrested after two detectives from a Customs Investigations Office in Essen pinned a dark web shipment of ammunition to his address.

As is the spiel with most of the recent dark web arrests we’ve witnessed with increasing frequency since last year, his was a case of poor opsec on his vendor’s part. The shipment was intercepted at the Customs Office after it peaked the interest of the investigators.

Advanced scanning technology has given customs stations worldwide an edge over dark web drugs and weapons dealers who still heavily rely on “snail mail” to get their illicit shipments to their destinations.


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