Yellow Brick Market, “the ugliest darknet market to date,” has disappeared with cryptocurrency belonging to the users of the marketplace. Did they “exit scam” or did law enforcement arrest those involved? The marketplace has a history of randomly going offline for extended periods of time.

 

International law enforcement agencies worked together to seize DarkMarket servers and arrest the alleged operator of the marketplace, according to an announcement from Europol.Earlier this week, the Central Criminal Investigation Department in Oldenburg arrested a 34-year-old Australian citizen near the German-Danish border.

A Tor patch is available for testing that might fix the ongoing consensus issues and general network degradation.For a qrd, DarkDotFail covered the outage through their Twitter account: “Ongoing Tor consensus issues caused all v3 .onions to be offline for ~3 of the past 12hrs.

An Italian man suspected of importing and reselling a variety of drugs he purchased on the darkweb was arrested by Italian authorities.The Carabinieri of Vigodarzere began investigations against Alberto Tandoi, 34, after learning about potential darkweb drug trafficking activity.

Finnish Customs has agreed to sell the Bitcoins seized in connection with drug cases, including 1,666 Bitcoins confiscated from the Finnish ‘darknet drug lord’ known as Douppikauppa. The customs agency, Tulli, has decided to sell 1,981 Bitcoin worth $76 million.

Four Northampton men were sentenced to a combined total of more than 34 years in prison for their roles in a large-scale darkweb drug trafficking operation.Vladislavs Cvirkovics, 28, Filip Hmelnicenko, 31, Denis Potapenko, 28, and Edgars Pirants, 32, were sentenced to lengthy prison sentences after they admitted selling cocaine, MDMA, amphetamine, cannabis, and ketamine through the dark web.Some of the £2.7million drugs found during the investigation | Northamptonshire Police

A man from Alexandria, Virginia, admitted selling methamphetamine through vendor accounts on Empire Market and Cryptonia market. In a federal court in Virginia, Dat Nguyen admitted conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.

The CEO of a Bitcoin ATM company laundered money through LocalBitcoins.com and elsewhere, according to a recently unsealed indictment.The United States Department of Justice unsealed an indictment against Brannen Mehaffey, the CEO of BASH Bitcoin ATMs.

One of the leading darkweb marketplaces, White House Market, ended support for Bitcoin transactions.White House Market (WHM) launched as a Monero-only marketplace. At the time, WHM was one of the few marketplaces that only supported payments using Monero.

The now-convicted drug dealer who bit a police officer and escaped from custody was sentenced to three years of imprisonment.The dealer, a 26-year-old from Achern, purchased more than 500 kilograms of amphetamine from a darkweb drug trafficking organization for two years.