An 18-year-old prolific Italian student from Ventimiglia was found dead after falling from a 45-meter crane in Paris — DarkNet and Blue Whale among the hypothesis of the apparent suicide 

Alessio Vinci was an 18-year-old prolific student enrolled in the Aerospace Engineering University in Turin. He was found dead on Saturday 19th of January 2019 after falling from a 45-meter tower crane located in a Paris building yard, French authorities investigated.

His motive for the alleged suicide is currently unknown. However, the young man suffered after losing his mother and was living with his grandfather, Enzo, who received a modest pension. He was also of brilliant intelligence, after finishing high-school a year earlier with a perfect 100-point final exam grade. His future was looking prosperous after enrolling into the prestigious Aerospace Engineering University in Turin.

His last message to his grandfather was sent from a hotel in Paris on the same day of his death. Telling him that he had a university class and that he was the best grandfather in the world. A message that led investigators to believe a suicide possibility.


The dismay of his grandfather and teachers:

“Why was he in France?” Enzo repeats several times. “Why has he done such a thing?”

Professor Giuseppe Monticone, principal of the high-school Liceo Scientifico Aprosio, of Ventimiglia recalls:

“He was an excellent boy and student, solar, able to form a relationship with his classmates. We are really shocked by what happened.”

His former middle school teacher, Anna Maria Giovannelli commented on his commemorative Facebook page:

“He was a good boy and model student. Scholar, intelligent, polite, humble, and sensitive. Good at sports and respectful with everyone. I want to remember you happy when you played with your classmates. You missed your mother, you suffered in silence. I tried to love you like all my colleagues, the janitors, and all your companions. Believe me, it was really easy to love you.”

On the other hand, some Instagram comments indicated a connection to the darkweb underculture, more precisely “incels” or involuntary celibates, people who cannot find romantic partners despite trying.


From a certain friend named Mario Rossier: “Another brother in heaven ‘killed’ by women, may he rests in peace.”

Another user nicknamed “kainwziabai” replied: “Rest in peace, incel brother.”

The comments seem to confirm the suicide hypothesis, taking into consideration the repetitive use of the word “brother” as to describe allegiance to some group. Also, climbing dangerously high spots is typical for the suicidal darkweb game called “the blue whale.” Details are unknown, an investigation is currently underway.


Three men were sentenced to a total of 43 and a half years in jail for selling fentanyl and carfentanyl across the United Kindom and abroad

Jake Levene (left), 22-years-old and Mandy Christopher Lowther (right), 21-years-old were sentenced to 16.5 years each, while the third member in-charge of packaging, 45-years-old Lee Childs (middle) received 10.5 years of imprisonment.

They were sentenced on Friday 18th of January 2019 at the Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty to multiple accusations of class-A drug trafficking, mainly fentanyl and its analog carfentanyl. The very strong synthetic opioids are 100 times and 10,000 times stronger, respectively than morphine. Most shockingly, the gang was mixing the two compounds using bulking agents at an improvised laboratory in an industrial unit in Peel Street, Leeds and was reselling the extremely potent and unstable substances over the darknet, under the name of “UKBargins.”

leeds 2.pngInvestigators have identified six British clients of the criminal trio that have overdosed and died from fentanyl consumption. Although not yet confirmed by forensics, the investigators suspect the gang’s potent mix of fentanyl and carfentanyl to be the cause at least one of the cases.

The criminal group sold 2,853 parcels to 443 clients internationally and 172 nationally for a total estimated profit of £163,474 between December of 2016 and April of 2017.


Police officers from the National Crime Agency and West Yorkshire Police raided the small facility and confiscated the largest amount of carfentanyl ever to be seized in Europe — 2.6kg of carfentanyl. Another batch of 440 grams was of extreme purity.

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Senior Investigating Officer Graham Roberts declared: “Fentanyl and carfentanyl are extremely potent, the latter having no medical uses for humans. Not only is it potentially lethal for those taking it, but these drugs also pose a serious danger to all those that come into contact with them, be that first responders like law enforcement and medical staff, or in this case, postal staff.”

“UKBargins” site was listed on AlphaBay dark web market. As a warning, the homepage read the message:


However, the written moral warning did not convince the judges. After the lengthy prison terms, each member has to adhere to strict parole included in the Serious Crime Prevention Order. Meaning internet and communication restrictions, limitations on the possession of virtual currencies or certain chemicals. If the conditions are not met, they risk further years in prison.

0_Fentanyl-drugs-court-case[1].jpgPoliceman Graham Roberts added:

“Childs, Lowther, and Levene knew these drugs were life-threatening yet they continued to sell them for their own financial gain. The lengthy jail terms handed down to them today are a reflection on their dangerous and careless actions. This operation shut down their business, therefore taking out a key international supplier of the chemicals. However, the threat from synthetic opioids remains and the NCA works with law enforcement partners, using all the tools at our collective disposal to tackle this worldwide threat.”

leeds.pngDetective Superintendent Pat Twiggs of West Yorkshire Police, declared:

“I welcome the sentencing of Childs, Lowther, and Levene for their role in manufacturing and distributing potentially lethal illegal drugs from the heart of our communities in West Yorkshire. While we cannot prove that the specific batches of fentanyl and carfentanil they sold from Morley caused deaths directly, both kinds of substance are linked to many fatalities. We worked closely with the NCA to investigate and then dismantle this operation and I think the sentences given to these persons reflect the danger their activity posed.”



A drug-peddling gang from Enschede, Holland is in court for smuggling narcotics through the Ahaus border to Germany for an estimated total of €400,000

On Monday morning 21st of January 2018, the district court in Münster saw the appearance of two members of a gang accused of international hard-drug trafficking.

The two Dutchmen played different roles within the criminal group: 29-year-old Frank. L. was a high-ranking member, while 25-year-old Lukas R. from the Dutch city of Goor was responsible for crossing the border into Germany and sending the parcels from the Ahauser post office for modest sums of tens of euros per delivery. More precisely, €10 for a small box and €50 euros for larger ones where they’d negotiate conditions.

Lukas R. would cross the border into Germany and send the vacuum-sealed narcotics nationally or internationally from Ahauser post offices in order to better evade police controls. Until just a couple of months ago, the gang sold marijuana and hashish but also harder drugs such as ecstasy and amphetamines for an estimated total of €400,000.


One of these couriers was Lukas R. from the Dutch city of Goor. Even before the trial began, Lukas arranged his full admission of guilt with his lawyer. He read his statement with trembling hands and voice, saying that he received the “job” offer in March 2018 in a coffee shop in Enschede. Furthermore, he declared that he never checked the packages:

“I was unemployed for a short time, and I was convinced that it was just hashish and marijuana,” said the 25-year-old.

However, most orders contained MDMA and amphetamines. The prosecutor remained skeptical:

“Have you never been suspicious? Marijuana packages of that weight would have been many times bigger.”

Lukas R. denied. Although he admitted to smoking marijuana on a regular basis, he had never dealt with such amounts. In addition, he pointed out that he had demonstrably rejected a €1500 offer for smuggling cocaine:

“I would never do that.” There was a clear moral limit for Lukas.

For the proven eight journeys from Enschede to Ahaus and Nordhorn, the 25-year-old could go to jail for up to four years. Another gang trafficker was sentenced by the same court in August of 2018 to imprisonment for three years and nine months.

On the other hand, higher-ranking 29-year-old Frank. L. was more discrete in his declarations. Also because Lukas R. has incriminated him multiple times before the judge:

“Most of the supplies I received personally from him,” says Lukas R.

To make things worse, the detectives found the key of the drug stash on Frank L., confirming the testimony of Lukas R. At the end of the hearing on Monday, the court announced:

“If the defendant (Lukas R.) engages in a detailed confession, the maximum sentence for imprisonment is eight years and six months. The lower limit is eight years.”

Implying that the accused could alleviate his sentence by giving a full confession. Moreso, the maximum punishment isn’t fixed yet as the case is still pending in await of capturing the gang leader who is still at large. Thus, also implying that if the defendant chooses to hinder the investigation, he could face more than eight years and six months of incarceration.

Lukas, however, gave signals of wanting to fully cooperate with the authorities, taking into consideration past private meetings with the judge and prosecution.

“We want to formulate it together and bring it to the next meeting,” said the lawyer of Frank L.

The trial before the district court has assumed considerable proportions, involving many individuals, some of them still uncaptured such as the ringleader of the group. Such a large trial has also created substantial bureaucracy. The prosecutor needed 50 minutes just to read the 1200-page indictment at the start of the hearing. Process still in course.

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The man who supplied the mass killer of the Olympia Mall in Munich back in 2016 has been sentenced to seven years in prison 

The young German man Philipp K. (photo) is a native of Marburg and sold a Glock pistol alongside 567 bullets to 18-year-old Iranian-German David Ali Sonboly, the mass shooter of the Munich Olympia Mall massacre of 2016. David killed nine people, wounded five others, and then killed himself after evading police for more than two hours. The darkweb seller, Philipp K. has to spend the next seven years in prison after being found guilty of negligent homicide in nine cases, negligent assault in five cases, and illegal arms trade.[1].jpgMunich trial: The defendant Philipp K. (middle), his lawyers David Mühlberger (right) and Sascha Marks (left) in the district courtroom. © Sven Hoppe 

On Monday 21st of January 2018, the Federal Court of Justice has rejected the 22 co-defendants’ pleas as unfounded, thus rendering into effect every individual sentence given by the court previously. The defendants, who were all related to the case, tried to downgrade the negligent homicide accusations to abetting attempted manslaughter which would have reduced their prison terms considerably.

The final decision comes after a year of court review proceedings. Philipp was sentenced to seven years in prison for selling the Glock pistol on the infamous darkweb platform called “Deutschland im Deep Web (DiDW).” The administrator of the website, 31-year-old co-defendant Alexander U. was also sentenced on 19th of December 2018 to six years of incarceration.

Philipp K. personally met David S. in two instances on May 20th and July 17th of 2016 in the town of Marburg. They made the deal on the “DiDW” platform and with the help of encryption messaging service Bitmessage.

Shortly after, at 17:52 PM on Friday, 22nd of July of 2016, David killed five teenagers and injured one inside a McDonald’s store in the Munich Olympia mall, killed three and wounded three others outside the mall, re-entered the mall and killed another young man, and then finally, injured another bypasser outside, as he was exiting the mall. The lone killer evaded arrest on foot for more than two hours into the next day but killed himself as the police were closing in on him.

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Although the court acknowledged the fact that Philipp K. did not know about the shooter’s intentions, it rejected both the appeal of the defendant and co-defendants as unfounded:

“The revision of the defendant was unfounded, his sentence to seven years of imprisonment goes into effect,” said the Federal Court (BGH) on Monday 21st of January 2018 in Karlsruhe.

The 7-year sentence comes as a middle ground between the defense, who asked for 3.5 years of imprisonment, and the prosecution who asked for much harsher murder convictions.

Philipp K. expressed deep remorse for the victims and said that if he had known the killer’s intentions, he would never have sold the gun to the madman — a deranged teenager who adored Hitler, Breivik, and had radical political ideas.






A 15-year-old Italian female student collapses in the school bathroom and has convulsions after smoking darkweb marijuana — male friend under investigation for offering narcotics and using counterfeit

On Friday 18th of January 2019, a 15-year-old girl from the Italian city of Campobasso collapsed under aggressive convulsions after smoking what appears to be marijuana offered by one of her older male friends. She was taken to the “Cardarelli” hospital in a semi-conscious state and is under stable condition. More interesting is the fact that the results for traditional drugs came negative, meaning that the girl might have assumed designer drugs which are notoriously more chemically unstable.

Her older male friend who offered the unidentified narcotics is under police inquiry. The police searched his backpack at school as well as his house and found a number of fake €20 banknotes at his residence. Furthermore, preliminary investigations indicate that the deep web drug order was placed by the boy with money from several other individuals for a single order of between €300 and €500.


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A day after the incident, the Mobile Squad policemen, the Provincial Health Office, and the Traffic Police were involved in an education and information class on the risks related to the consumption of drugs at the Comprehensive Institute “D’Ovidio” of Campobasso, where they held a meeting with about 50 high-school students, during which the students showed, once again, considerable interest on the subject, formulating questions to the police officers and expressing curiosity and perplexity on the topic.

The suspect is accused of violation of art. 455 of the Italian criminal code which regards spending and introducing counterfeit money into the State’s financial circulation. The penal code requires incarceration from 3 to 12 years and fines from €516 to €3.098. Adjacently, he’s investigated for drug trafficking. However, he’ll be judged as a minor and will most likely receive a suspended sentence, rehabilitation coercion, and fines.





A 20-year-old Portuguese woman was arrested for selling darkweb ecstasy and hashish at trance parties and nightclubs in the city of Pombal

On Thursday 17th of January 2019, the Judicial Police of Pombal in the Leiria District, Portugal has apprehended a 20-year-old woman for drug trafficking. The woman was caught with 101 ecstasy tablets weighing a total of 52.64 grams, hashish weighing 33.42 grams, a precision scale, and other articles used in the cultivation and production of cannabis.

The court affidavit states that the narcotics were intended for consumption and commercialization “in trance parties and other spaces of nighttime entertainment.”

The arrest came as a flagrant operation following a national effort aimed at combating the import of synthetic drugs. The investigation indicates that the ecstasy came from central European countries and arrived in the hands of the young woman through a postal order made through the deep web.

The young unemployed woman was already present at the first judicial interrogation and was bound to appear twice a week to the authorities, as a measure of coercion.

Although Portugal has decriminalized the use of drugs, drug trafficking is still a serious offense. The criminal penal code dictates a sentence of 1-5 years for minor cases of trafficking and 4-12 years for more severe cases. Usually, the severity is determined by the social circumstances and by the type of narcotics involved. Moreso, the punishment is reduced for users who sell drugs to finance their addiction.

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Four German men aged 35 to 39 are indicted for selling counterfeit money and hard drugs on a darknet platform

On Thursday 17th of January 2018, a court spokesman declared that the four men aged 35 to 39 from Frankfurt and Offenbach are expected in the district court of Frankfurt on accusations of internationally selling cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, LSD, hashish, marijuana, and counterfeit money.

The court affidavit states that the group sent almost 170 orders at home and abroad from December 2017 to August 2018. It’s estimated that the total illegal revenue is of a “lower five-digit sum.”

In addition to drug trafficking, they are said to have offered a number of fake €500 banknotes of “relatively good quality” on the Darknet for sale. One of the men is said to have imported more than eight kilograms of marijuana from Spain.

The four men were arrested last August of 2018 after covert investigations by the Central Office for the Suppression of Cybercrime (ZIT) of the Attorney General Frankfurt and the Hessian State Criminal Police Office. Since then they are in custody and awaiting sentencing.

Regarding money forging, the German penal code provides a punishment from one to ten years. For less serious cases, imprisonment from six months to five years. Furthermore, drug trafficking shall be punished by incarceration of up to five years and/or a fine. More severe penalties are required for those who act on a commercial basis or endangers the health of others. The group is expected to receive up to five years in prison and hefty fines and property confiscations.



A 30-year-old Austrian man was caught selling darknet marijuana to a 16-year-old student while in probation and received a year in prison

The 30-year-old man from Innsbruck, Austria ordered 700 grams of cannabis from a dark web Dutchman to resell and consume. He sold ten grams to a 16-year-old student while in a nine-month probation period due to a past criminal record.

Attorney Martin Triendl had no easy task defending the culprit. Upon hearing the judge’s intention to punish the man to three years of incarceration, he replied:

“My client needs medical attention and no detention.”

Prosecutor Hansjörg Mayr wasn’t so easily convinced by this, unable to overlook the drug trafficking to a minor:

“This is particularly reprehensible. You noticed for yourself the addiction of using cannabis, and you still sold it to a student.”

The court was also offended by the fact that the accused continued illegal activities even on parol. Judge Andreas Mair made it short:

“You did not want to take our second chance. I’m giving you a one year in prison. Otherwise, you won’t learn!”

The accused has to spend one year in prison, pay a fine of €500 to the state, and submit to a five-year probation sentence.


A 19-year-old Austrian is under investigation for ordering darknet counterfeit money from his mom’s laptop — the seller is also under investigation

Junge Bursch (photo) is a 19-year-old Austrian man from Vorarlberg who is being investigated for ordering and using counterfeit money from the darknet. His motivation for the crime was competing financially with his group of friends. However, the court affidavit states that the young man had a stable job with a salary of €1500.

“In my circle of acquaintances money played a big role,” said the 19-year-old.

The money was sent from Styria, Austria for an equivalent price in bitcoin of 145 euros which bought him 30 fake €50 banknotes. Because the suspect ordered the illegal notes from his mother’s laptop without proper security protocols, the police had little problems identifying both the buyer and the seller, who is also under penal inquiry. The Styrian counterfeiter was nicknamed “Gomorra” on the deep web and produced the bills himself in his workshop.

Junge Bursch tried to use the fake money at a bar in Feldkirch, but the barista became suspicious of the texture of the money and called the police.

Upon his arrest, the police found only 16 of the 30 fake €50 bills, the rest of the 14 banknotes are missing. Counterfeiting is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, but the young adult is lucky as he’ll be judged as an adolescent.

“It was the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” says the boy, who earned at least 1500 euros net monthly.

Now he has a criminal record and a sanction of six months of probation. There was also an unconditional fine of 1440 euros. However, the judgment is not final.



A 30-year-old German man was arrested on 11th of January 2018 for ordering 300 grams of amphetamine and a small quantity of methamphetamine from the darkweb

A 30-year-old from Deggendorfer, Germany has ordered 300 grams of amphetamine (photo) and a small-sized methamphetamine crystal. The law enforcement was tracking the man from August of 2018.

On Friday 11th of January 2019, the policemen raided the residence of the suspect and found about 300 grams of amphetamine and a small amount of crystal meth, under ten grams. Furthermore, the Bundeskriminalamt (BKA) officials also found various chemical ingredients that suggest the production of narcotic drugs, laboratory utensils, and drug paraphernalia.

The culprit is now being investigated for several criminal violations under the Narcotics Act and has been released under judicial review.