A young Italian man plummeted from a seventh-floor apartment in Poland — first responders found traces of darknet LSD and alcohol (interview of witness included)

Salvatore Cipolletti was a 24-year-old Italian university student who died in Poland just after midnight on March the 9th of 2019 after falling from the seventh floor of a rented apartment in Warsaw. It was first thought they’re traveling for a Call of Duty meet-up, but the gang of friends wanted to party instead, as reported by QuiNewsValdera.

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The group of three people Salvatore was with, Polish Jakub Rębisz, Italian Iacopo Michelotti, and another Croatian man, Adam, were on vacation in Warsaw, Poland.

They were allegedly consuming LSD bought from darknet platforms and hard liquor. A preliminary investigation revealed that Salvatore jumped voluntarily from the balcony, but his parents want a full inquiry on the circumstances. More so, the main reason would be a girl back in Italy of unrequited love.

Polish police were the only investigators on-site and classified the twenty-meter fall as a suicide. However, the family decided to file an “esposto querela contro ignoti” at the Office of the Public Prosecutor of Pisa. Meaning that the family asks for an investigation against unknown parties by Italian prosecutors. Such a legal endeavor should prompt an in-depth inquiry by Italian criminologists. The family has been vehement about the fact that their son wasn’t a drug user and neither depressed.

Lawyer Ivo Gronchi represents the mourning family of the Italian commune of Ponsacco. He addressed the tragedy after almost two weeks after the fact. The young man was first spotted lifeless by two tourists walking down the boulevard within a foot of the building itself.

He had precipitated from a seventh-floor balcony of a shared apartment where he and his friends were drinking and using what seems to be darkweb-ordered LSD

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The apartment room of the seven-floor block in Warsaw 


Salvatore having fun in Poland in the company of friends and girls


More from Lawyer Ivo Gronchi:

“Surely the contact between Salvatore, the Italian friend from Lucca, named Iacopo, and the other Polish friend happened through online games.”

“For the boy, it was the fourth trip to Poland, and the second time he was in that apartment on the seventh floor with the two friends. Unlike his Croatian friend (with which Cipolletti had found himself to take the plane from Venice) we do not know if he knew him in person, before this trip.”

“Extensive evidence of these trips can also be found on the boy’s social media profile, several times in the company of his friend from the Italian city of Lucca and Poland.”

“In a previous trip, in August, the three boys had been to Poland to play video games. Compared to this last trip the parents didn’t know if their son had gone to Warsaw to play video games,” Gronchi said.

“From what we have heard, from a translator from the Italian embassy, the Polish police have cataloged the death of Salvatore as a suicide. However, Salvatore’s body had to be returned to us today, but the delivery has been later moved to Monday or Tuesday. We don’t know if a supplementary investigation is planned. We are evaluating with the family the possibility of hiring a Polish lawyer who takes care of our interests on the spot and puts more pressure on the judicial authority of Warsaw to reveal what happened.”

Regarding Salvatore’s death, lawyer Gronchi reiterated what was communicated by the embassy:

“They let us know that the versions of the three witness boys (the friend from Lucca, the Polish, and the Croatian) are very similar. The trio stated that a few minutes after midnight Salvatore would have dropped the phone and would have gotten up to jump down from the window.”

“Salvatore’s body was found on the ground at midnight hours 00:20 (12:20 AM), lawyer Gronchi continued, we know that from 11:58 to 00:17, via Whatsapp, he sent phrases and audio recordings to a girl he was seeing in Italy. In these messages, there was the name of a fifth person who wasn’t with Salvatore or his friends.”

As for the other possible lead ways in this story, namely, the traces of LSD found by the first Polish investigators, lawyer Gronchi added:

“We were also told by the embassy that in the apartment the police found traces of LSD, in addition to a virtually intact bottle of rum. Looking in Salvatore’s belongings, we found PCs and passwords that would seem to indicate the young man has accessed to the deep web.”

The dark web is the non-indexed part of the internet where the implicated would have possibly ordered the darknet LSD. Various onion links and darknet markets were found to have been accessed by Salvatore:

“Salvatore had access to the deep web, and it is assumed that he also had a Bitcoin portfolio,” Layer Gronchi declared.

Salvatore’s family, the mother of Thai origins and his Italian father, are denying the boy was using drugs. Her only son, the mother declared that Salvatore didn’t even smoke. The young man had even asked his father to smoke outside.


A few days before leaving, he went to his trusted hairdresser and enthusiastically talked to him about the planned trip. Even a day before the unfortunate incident, on Mother’s day of 8th of March 2019, he surprised his mother at work with a mimosa bouquet. They were working in the same mechanical assemblies company. Also, the boy was enrolled at a mechanical engineering university in Rome. He followed the courses from home. He would soon have had his first exam.

His casket is set to be repatriated after a slight delay, lawyer Ivo Gronchi:

“The coffin should depart on Monday and arrive in Ponsacco on Tuesday. This is what the Italian embassy told us. Funerals are scheduled on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, let us say that we will present this statement so that further inquiries are made. But not Monday, we must talk to other people and to clarify other aspects of this story, before going to the Public Prosecutor”.

As for the WhatsApp audios he sent around midnight, the lawyer continued:

“I heard the audios, one of 7 seconds and the other of 55 seconds, people under the influence talking and laughing in the background while Salvatore wasn’t.

Those messages were sent by the young man a few minutes before his death to a co-worker girl named Valeria. The messages, sent just a few minutes before the fatal act, were addressed to the girl. Most intriguing is the fact that Salvatore kept obsessively repeating the name of another Polish man who was not with them in the apartment.

Salvatore was talking about suicide with the girl, openly:


         We’ll leave our mark, it will be our suicide… I left a mark, so I fucking won.”

What’s more noteworthy is the fact that in the audible background  according to Gronchi  the two other friends seem to discourage him by saying:

“No, not this type of a mark.”

Salvatore’s family was visited by some friends and ex-colleagues of Salvatore. Among the visitors, on Fathers Day, Valeria passed by the house and left a letter and a box of chocolates:

“Salvatore would have given them to you — the woman wrote to Salvatore’s father — to celebrate with you.”

Valeria evidently did not dare to knock on the door, fearing of disturbing the family in such a terrible time. She left a piece of paper with a few lines, to reiterate to Carmine and Mary that Salvatore was a good man, heartfelt, and above all, madly in love with his family.

Carmine Cipolletti replied in a short interview:

“I held the note in my hands, I was moved — says Carmine Cipolletti — those words melted my heart, because there is a description of what my son was. An exceptional boy, who loved sports, studying, and life. So much so that he would never have committed suicide. I’m sure he didn’t consciously fly down from the seventh floor. Some of the guys in the apartment that night know something they haven’t said yet. They know the truth.”

Jakub, one of Salvatore Cipolletti’s friends of Polish origin gives an interview to the LaNazione on the unfortunate event.

output-onlinepngtoolsHe was there, along with the Croatian man and Iacopo, the Italian friend from the city of Lucca. All fans of online games. “But the game has nothing to do with this,” says Jakub, who gives an interview hoping to elucidate the facts. A long discussion ensued where he remembers “Cipo,” as he called Salvatore: “A boy with a big heart.”

Salvatore was his friend, right?
“He was a great friend of mine, I’d say…”

Did you make other trips together?
“Yes, we have been to several places before like Prague and Bucharest.”

Did you see him upset or worried the night he died?
“Cipo had a broken heart.”

For a woman? Or had he given any other concerns?
“He has seen no reason to live. He was a very intelligent person, and he was studying complex subjects. He had a crush on a girl; he talked about it very openly. I am telling all this because of the many false and ferocious things that have been said about us these days. Some have tried to pass us off as murderers, not caring about our feelings. With little information, it is impossible to get a story out of it. It’s like assembling a puzzle without most of the pieces.”

What happened then, that night? Tell us.
“It was a closed party, among old friends who had known each other for more than five years. Cipo was clearly angry for a couple of weeks. We were on the sidelines having fun, and we made plans for the other days. We were hoping to talk about his problems in person. Going on into the night, Cipo was becoming more and more self-enclosed and holding the phone. At one point, he stood up and did what he did. The police are investigating: they made every effort to understand what happened. When the results will be finally sent to the Italian police, everyone will realize that this story is hurting us. As well as all these suspicions.”

What was said wrong?
“I’ll make it simple. There was no fifth man. There was no murder. Cipo talked to Adrian on the phone for ten minutes on an issue that only the three of us could know.”

And the sign of which he speaks in the audio file?
“Leave a mark? It’s a phrase that didn’t mean to us the moment he was saying it. After what happened, I reconstructed and understood. He was scratching the table with something sharp… and we said not to do it.”

And does online gaming have anything to do with this?
“We never played Call of Duty. We played several games, spending time together in voice chat for five years.”

So you weren’t in Warsaw to play?
“Right, it was a holiday.”

The presence of drugs was hypothesized. Is it possible that Salvatore used drugs?
“He was using legal things that helped him deal with his anxiety problems.

Nothing was offered to Salvatore”, adds the young man, “to be honest, I do not worry because I know we are innocent”.

Is it true that relief efforts were only called by two Dutch tourists?
“I called the ambulance immediately after he jumped.”

Have you talked to Salvatore’s parents after what happened?
“They could’ve talked to me, but they wanted to talk to Iacopo because they don’t speak English. They talked to him for about fifteen minutes. At that moment I was beside him.”

Funerals took place at the end of March 2019 at the church of San Giovanni Evangelista in Ponsacco. The boy’s mother, Suphapron Thiansamran (photo below), known to all in Ponsacco as Mary, had this to say at the end of the ceremony:

“Salvatore is no longer here because of wrong friends, not because of Internet games.”


Parents Suphapron “Mary” Thiansamran and Carmine Cipolletti

Words confirmed by Salvatore’s work co-workers from Axis Group:

“Out with the truth!

He was a golden boy, who loved the gym and life. He was very happy to leave for Poland, we had seen him on Friday 8th, the day before he left,” the workers continue. “Salvatore did not commit suicide, something strange happened in that house, we are sure of it.”

The family was also visited by Salvatore’s ex-high-school colleagues of Liceo del Pesenti in Cascina, where he graduated in accounting. Even the boys who grew up together with Salvatore are shocked and incredulous. They don’t believe that Salvatore has decided lucidly and consciously to throw himself from the seventh floor. The atmosphere, during the funeral, was full of pain, tension, and anger.

At Salvatore’s funeral, Valeria was also present. The young man had written to her just a few minutes before he died. Pointing to the name of a young Polish man who was not in the apartment, but who is a friend on Cipolletti’s Facebook, then sending her a message: “It’s our moment, our suicide…”


Salvatore’s mental health status before his fatal gesture is still unknown. The forensic and toxicologic analysis done by the Polish investigators will determine if the family will pursue charges against illegal activity on Italian soil. Meaning that if Salvatore or one of his friends has demonstrably committed unlawful acts on Italian territory, the investigation should extend to Italian jurisdiction. A very strong lead might be the fact that Salvatore had accessed the darknet from his house.

The inquiry is pending as the saddening case reveals to be even more complicated. Salvatore’s root motive has yet to be identified as he appeared to have a fulfilling life both socially and economically. In fact, his Facebook page reveals a flourishing young man surrounded by friends, family, and women. 

After all, substance abuse might have also influenced him in committing such an erratic act. Alcohol in combination with LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is known to provoke powerful hallucinations and damage the decision-making prefrontal cortex of the brain. The prefrontal cortex is under development until the age of 25 and has been linked to an individual’s will to live, decision making, and personality.

SOURCE: https://www.quinewsvaldera.it/varsavia-polonia-salvatore-cipolletti-morto-giovane-volato-settimo-piano-parla-avvocato-ivo-gronchi.htm




Jakub Rębisz INTERVIEW: https://www.lanazione.it/pontedera/cronaca/salvatore-cipolletti-ponsacco-jakub-volo-varsavia-indagini-1.4502510


Ivo Gronchi INTERVIEW:

More information on the types of Italian lawsuits: http://www.tribunale.gorizia.giustizia.it/it/Content/Index/31120

If you or someone you know suffers from depression or has suicidal tendencies please contact The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (U.S.) or find your country’s suicide prevention lifeline, here.

Remember: people care about you and no problem is unsolvable. Seek help now!


A 19-year-old seasonal attendant working in France got caught with 55 grams of darkweb cannabis and has received a five-year ban from entering the country

A seasonal worker in France was convicted of buying 55 grams of darkweb cannabis. The young man also received a nine-month suspended sentence, a €1,500 fine, and has been banned from entering French territory for five years.

On Thursday 7th of March 2019, a 19-year-old seasonal attendant in France was summoned in court after the hotel bar manager in Val Thorens reported to the police suspicious parcels coming to his establishment.

The English-speaking employee had purchased a total of three parcels off the darknet in exchange for bitcoins. However, the strong herbal smell from the cannabis put the investigation in motion. Upon further inspection, the gendarmes found 55 grams of marijuana, alongside another package destined to the same person with many small zip sachets and a precision scale.

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The Albertville Criminal Court judged him in the Savoie department of south-eastern France. His parents who are both lawyers helped put together his defense strategy. The young culprit has admitted ordering the cannabis but never intended to re-sell. He showed remorse and cooperated throughout the rather expedient trial:

“I realized that I made a big mistake. If it even can be considered a mere mistake. It was a friend who showed me the darknet saying that cannabis was cheaper there, ” he declared in court.

To which, Judge Michelle Raffin replied: “We must, then, hope that this friend does not give you advice too often.”

Finally, the court was convinced by defense attorney Mr. Paul Salvisberg that his client was not a dealer but only a consumer. Arguing that the festive setting of Val Thorens and the growing acceptance of cannabis all influenced his client into committing the illegal internet drug order.

On the other hand, the prosecution led by Jean Ailhaud was insisting on the precision scale and multiple zip bags ordered by the man.

“Even if he is not prosecuted for selling narcotics, this young man, who calls himself a simple consumer, was still well organized by ordering all this material,” Judge Michelle Raffin underlined.

Consequently, he was punished with a nine-month suspended sentence, a €1,500 fine, and was deemed persona non grata in France for five years. According to the French Penal Code, personal narcotic use provides a penalty of up to one year of prison and a fine of up to €3,750.

fr.png             Val Thorens in Savoie, France  

SOURCE: https://www.ledauphine.com/faits-divers/2019/03/11/le-saisonnier-avait-achete-55-g-d-herbe-de-cannabis-sur-le-darknet

RESOURCE: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/countries/drug-reports/2018/france/drug-laws-and-drug-law-offences_en

Romanian policeman from Vaslui arrested for trafficking darkweb ketamine, ecstasy, and marijuana in Iași — his girlfriend and another young student were also involved

On Friday the 1st of February 2019, The Directorate for the Investigation of Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT) police task force from Romania has arrested an ex-colleague officer from the Police Inspectorate of Iași County. The 37-year-old man Christian Danu (photo-left) was accused by the Prosecutors Office of the City of Vaslui for growing, selling, and manufacturing cannabis, as well as trafficking darknet ecstasy (MDMA) and ketamine.

News outlets from Romania titled the story as “The wolf guarding the sheep.”

One of the most influent dealers of the Romanian County of Iași was a police officer. His girlfriend, Diana Lăcrămioara Muntean (photo-right), and another young student from the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” Iasi University are also involved in the scandal.


Cristian Danu was flagrantly arrested in the night between 31st of January and 1st of February 2019, shortly after receiving a parcel from Deleni commune, Vaslui County from Belgium. He became a police officer in 2017 and served in the Răducăneni Commune in Iași County, close to the border with the Republic of Moldova. He’s also suspected of accepting bribes from Moldavian citizens to help them get Romanian passports or at least speed up the process.

He was allegedly described by his colleagues as “crazy after money” and that “he would make money out of anything.”

The majority of the drugs were ordered from the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany through the darkweb. Together with Danu and his girlfriend, a young student from “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași was involved in the large-scale drug operation. The two men lived in the city of Iași, but both are originally from Vaslui.

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The pack contained 168 grams of ketamine, an anesthetic for mammals that produces a tranquilized, even hallucinogenic state. More so, the suspect was also dealing darkweb ecstasy tablets containing MDMA:

“It was established that in May 2018 the defendant ordered from Germany 100 extasy tablets containing MDMA, high-risk drugs that were introduced in the country in October 2018,” the DIICOT representatives declared.

Most interesting is the fact that the ex-policeman had an outdoor cannabis plantation outside his home village of Vaslui. Alongside his girlfriend, they obtained over 12 kilograms of refined cannabis, ready to be sold on the streets of Iasi. The total street value is estimated at nearly $200,000.

Danu’s chief of staff, Chief Commissioner Adrian Stoian, explained that the ex-agent accused of high-risk drug trafficking had been recently promoted to head of the police post in Răducăneni:

“He was young. He had been promoted temporarily during the past year. Now his job post is vacant, I have not yet called anyone. Probably will soon. I have no details of the investigation, “said Adrian Stoian, the head of the Iasi Police.


“He joined the police two years ago. He was about two years old when he joined the cops. He was recruited from an external source. I do not know him personally. We thought that young recruits would clean up our police force, but it did a lot of harm to the image of the Iasi police. We are angry with such behavior, “said chief commissioner Costel Gâtlan, head of County Police Inspectorate (IPJ) Iaşi on Friday.

According to his wealth statement, the policeman had $13,000 in a bank account, a 2001 Renault, and a loan at BRD bank of $13,700. However, investigators suspect hidden wealth and undeclared proprieties.


Even though the case might appear surreal, it is not the first time a police officer was caught in similar circumstances in Iași. In 2014, Catalin Grierosua, a Special Operations Officer and former employee of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), was arrested for trafficking live animals. He was sentenced to four years in prison.

According to the Romanian Penal Code, suspect Cristian Danu and his girlfriend Diana Lăcrămioara Muntean are facing a prison term from 3 to 15 years. However, if found guilty of other aggravating circumstances such as internationally trafficking high-risk drugs, he might face a maximum sentence of 25 years in jail, the maximum sentence allowed in the European Union. Trail in process.


SOURCE: https://www.diicot.ro/mass-media/2257-comunicat-de-presa-04-02-2019






RESOURCE: https://lege5.ro/Gratuit/gi3dooby/legea-nr-143-2000-privind-combaterea-traficului-si-consumului-ilicit-de-droguri

Twelve suspects were arrested in Germany by a German-Dutch Joint Task Force for being part of a darkweb drug-smuggling organization

Ten private residences and premises were raided in Gronau, Germany on Friday 1st of February 2019 as apart of a German-Dutch operation. The joint task force executed ten arrest warrants and successfully apprehended twelve suspects, four under European Arrest Warrants.


Law enforcement has been tracking the group since 2018. They’d send hard drugs from the Netherlands to Germany through the post office. A total of 13 members are accused in this case, twelve of them arrested on Friday.

“According to the investigation so far, three main suspects arrested today are said to have organized the order and shipping. The accused are a 31-year-old Afghan citizen living in Enschede, his 27-year-old brother resident in Gronau, and a 33-year-old Dutchman from Enschede,” according to a press release from the Dutch Customs.

The starting point of the investigation was the case-related information obtained by the Nordhorn Customs. The illegal mailing of drugs from the deep web has been a well-known practice on the Dutch border for years.


The close cooperation between the two countries has led to the alleged perpetrator group. Already during the covert phase of the very intensive investigations, drug shipments in letters and parcels for recipients worldwide were captured. Including nearly 25 kilograms of amphetamine, 1.6 kilograms of pure MDMA, 1.1 kilograms of ecstasy tablets, 170 grams of cocaine, and 145 grams of heroin with a total street sale value of more than €400,000. To capture the group, a joint investigation team between Dutch and German authorities was founded.


“According to the findings so far, the authorities assume that the drugs ordered in the Darknet were ordered online, paid in cryptocurrency and packaged by other suspects, either in the Netherlands or in Germany, at the command of the main defendants. The alleged gang supposedly used apartments rented for this purpose in its storage and packaging activities in the Twente region of the Netherlands and the Borken district in Germany,” Customs officials declared.


The modus operandi of the group consisted of daily journies across the German border from the Netherlands and then expedited nationally or internationally. Ready-packed and frank stamped, the parcels were sent from postal offices alongside the German border from Bad Bentheim to the northern Ruhr area.

More interesting, is the transport vehicle seized by the task force. The car was designed to fill every spare space with drugs. Furthermore, the searches on Friday also found numerous written documents, computers, and mobile phones.

The operation has involved German and Dutch prosecutors, German customs investigators, FIOD (Dutch Investigative Service), EUROJUST, and EUROPOL. The accusation of gang-related international drug trafficking is very severe in both countries. However, Germany has slightly more lax laws than the Netherlands. If found guilty, they face up to ten years in prison.

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SOURCE: http://www.eurojust.europa.eu/press/PressReleases/Pages/2019/2019-02-01b.aspx




RESOURCE: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/law/penalties-at-a-glance

Two Netherlanders have been arrested for selling drugs on the darkweb — they said they were forced to do so because of debts in the underworld

Thursday 31st of January 2018 saw the first trial hearing for two men, 32-year-old Guillermo F. and 50-year-old Boy De W., accused of selling hard narcotics on the now-defunct darkweb Hansa Market since 2016. They are represented by defense attornies Nancy Dekens and her colleague Maarten Pijnenburg.


The two men were arrested in Amsterdam in March 2018. More so, other two accomplices were also apprehended in the same month in Werkendam, southern Netherlands: 48-year-old Michael O. and a 36-year-old woman found hiding in a shed.

Michael O. had four 3D printers in his warehouse near his home which were used to packaging LSD, MDMA, and cocaine. The narcotics were then hidden in multiple objects such as Nintendo games or ink cartridges, and sent via postal service. Also on Thursday, the court decided to release Michael O. under parole because of his confession and minimal role in the organization.


As for Guillermo F. and Boy De W., the trial has just begun. Thursday’s hearing session was an introductory sitting in a case that will be dealt with in substance in May 2019.


According to the defense lawyers, the usurer men who were threatening the group were two individuals of Israeli origin. They had lent a large amount of money to F. and De W. to set up a streaming service which failed. To repay their debt, the men were offered positions as darknet drug dealers.

Guillermo F. made his confession more than a week ago. The Boy De W. did it a day before, on Wednesday. The Public Prosecution Service (OM) are accusing them of international drug trafficking. The Prosecution has found a digital administration containing thousands of names and addresses of darknet drug buyers at home and abroad. The two defendants deny having been involved in the sale of the narcotics since 2016. They state that they have only sold drugs since mid-2017.

Furthermore, the fact that they were forced into selling drugs might act as a mitigating factor which can lower their prison terms. More so, if they are found guilty of drug trafficking without other aggravating circumstances, the duo might be facing from one to three years of incarceration. It’s unlikely that they’ll receive a suspended sentence because almost all types of powder-like drugs are deemed public health hazard by European Criminal Law.

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VIDEO SOURCE: https://www.nu.nl/262176/video/politie-vindt-drugs-verstopt-in-make-up-en-games.html

SOURCE: https://www.politie.nl/nieuws/2018/maart/16/webshops-van-online-drugshandelaren-hansa-market-definitief-gesloten.html


RESOURCE: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/system/files/publications/3573/Trafficking-penalties.pdf

A 26-year-old German man was sentenced to four years and ten months for selling darkweb cocaine and amphetamine on the streets of Überlingen and Singen

The 26-year-old man from Lake Constance district supplied at least two customers from the Überlingen and the Singen with large quantities of darknet amphetamine and cocaine. He ordered the drugs on the deep web and sold them for profits to sustain his lifestyle and own addiction. He has been ordered to concede the sum of €35,150 resulted from drug sales and attend rehabilitation as his level of addiction was described by the prosecutors as “heavily dependent.” He has already spent five months in custody before hearing the final sentence.

During his first period of withdrawal, he felt very bad: “I thought I was dying,” he said.

konstanz-landgericht1-bubo_rectified5b15dThe accused confessed everything in the District Court of Konstanz (photo). He used to both re-send the ordered packages and deliver in-person for profits. In one instance, the man sold drugs to a client in a supermarket car park in Aach. Other times he’d mail them through the post office. Buying mainly from the now-defunct AlphaBay darknet platform.

Thanks to intelligence from their colleagues in Ulm and Dortmund, The Kriminalpolizeidirektion of Friedrichshafen investigated and arrested the dealer in the summer of 2018. Investigators found 22 en-gross darknet drug orders to his name of which two were intended for personal consumption.

The defendant, visibly emotional, confessed in court how it all started years ago when he first drank alcohol on the high-school bus during a trip. He even tried marijuana. However, since then, nothing was off-limits, not even pain-killers. Eventually getting extremely addicted to cocaine.

Unlike other recent and similar cases reported on our website, the man did not qualify for the 24-year-old limit Criminal Juvenile Act and received the full sentence provided by the German Penal Code. Drug trafficking carries up to five years’ imprisonment. However, he received no aggravating accusations due to his confession.

SOURCE: https://www.schwaebische.de/landkreis/bodenseekreis/markdorf_artikel,-kokain-aus-darknet-bestellt-und-verkauft-_arid,11000900.html

RESOURCE: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/countries/drug-reports/2018/germany/drug-laws-and-drug-law-offences_en

A German 21-year-old from Amberg got six months of prison suspended over three years probation for consuming and selling darkweb ecstasy and methamphetamine — he was judged as a juvenile and fined for €950

The 21-year-old man from Amberg, Germany has been accused of 50 counts of selling and consuming darkweb methamphetamine and ecstasy between April 2016 and November 2017. He was sentenced before Judge Peter Jung to six months suspension over three years of post-release probation, and a fine of €950.

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Police found his cell number in the phone of one of his clients and decided to raid the young man. However, upon inspection law enforcement did not find drugs. He declared:

“I have not used any crystal meth,” the young man said he has been clean since March 2018.

Despite police not having found drugs in his residence, the culprit decided to surrender from the get-go. Shortly after, he made a full confession and also gave up his former entourage:

“Since then I have nothing to do with that crowd.”

District court representative Judge Peter Jung wanted to know how did he start using darknet methamphetamines. The judge was also after details about his intentions and past behavior.

The culprit said that he tried a marijuana joint when he was 17-years-old, back in 2016. After a while, a friend offered him crystal meth. He then got addicted, but only used it in the weekends as he wasn’t comfortable using it at his workplace where he’d have to work a diamond stone saw.

“I did not want to be in that drugged state while working. It would have been too dangerous for the Flex saw.” He also told the judge that he had quitted meth just before the police raided his house: “I thought I could control it. It’s not easy to stop; I went to work to distract myself.”

amberg_rathaus_am_marktplatz_01[1]Being under 24 years of age, the court decided to judge him as a juvenile and suspend his six-month sentence over three years. He had no criminal priors, moved out at eighteen, and worked ever since. The defense argued that he only sold drugs to finance his addiction and that the 21-year-old was nor a big-time dealer nor a public hazard. Both the judge and prosecution considered there are good prospects for the accused and spared him jail time. A fine of €950 was finally imposed.Amberg_Panorama[1].jpgAmberg, Germany

SOURCE: https://www.onetz.de/oberpfalz/amberg/21-jaehriger-kauft-drogen-darknet-id2618459.html

RESOURCE: https://germanlawarchive.iuscomp.org/?p=756


Seven years in prison for a 37-year-old German man for selling over 30 kilograms of darkweb marijuana and hashish — busted by the mailman

Today, Monday 28th of January 2018, a 37-year-old software developer from Geldern, Germany was sentenced by the Kleve district court (photo) to seven years in prison for gang-related drug trafficking. He and his cousins ​​had sold 32 kilograms of marijuana via a darkweb platform.


Similar to another recent case, the postman was the one who alerted the police after getting suspicious of the increasing parcels being sent to the mailboxes in the Sonsbecker area. Police monitored the zone and spotted the 37-year-old. Officers took photos and bugged his car with a GPS tracking device. On 15th of March 2018, law enforcement raided the culprit’s house and found a drug depot in the basement. More precisely, 17 kilograms of hashish, 15 kilograms of marijuana, and packaging material of professional caliber.

A witness confirmed that the manner in which the suspect packages were assembled reminded him of those seized by the police.

The accused had declared that he had received no money for his cooperation and that he just wanted to help his cousins with his business. However, the court was not convinced at all.

“I’ve been too naive,” said the defendant on Monday. He strongly underestimated the legal consequences: “I thought: What can happen, even if it comes out?”

The defendant had no criminal record and was working as a full-time job as a software entrepreneur since March 2018. His business is now failing, and he’s expected to pay fines and concede illegality-obtained property.

“The early days in custody almost destroyed me. However, it was my decision. I want to take responsibility for it and finish this life crisis clean.”

His lawyer asked for a conviction for aiding and abetting, but the prosecutor’s office asked for eight years of imprisonment for gang-related trafficking. Belonging to a gang while selling narcotics is an accusation that counted as an aggravating factor in the case and added several years to the final sentence. Judge Jürgen Ruby declared:

“It was about making selling as much as possible and making money as fast as possible,” taking about the defendant’s operation.

Kleve12030307-Luftbild-656x240[1].jpgAerial view of Kleve district court in Germany

Although the accused only sold marijuana, which is considered by the German penal code as one of the least severe narcotics for public safety, the judge added the gang affiliation charge — indicating that the defendant used violence at some time to pursue his illegal drug trafficking business.

SOURCE: https://rp-online.de/nrw/staedte/geldern/sieben-jahre-haft-fuer-darknet-dealer-aus-geldern_aid-35956235


RESOURCE: https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/englisch_stgb/englisch_stgb.html#p0072

The Madrid police captured 74 kilograms of DarkWeb crystal MDMA (ecstasy) in Vila-real, Castellón — four people were arrested in collaboration with German law enforcement

Agents of the Spanish National Police in collaboration with the German Police of Würzburg and Unterfranken have seized a total of 74 kilograms (photos) of MDMA crystals (ecstasy) in two adjacent operations and resulted in the arrest of three people in Spain and one in Germany.


The largest of the two drug caches, as reported on Sunday 27th of January 2019 by sources of the Spanish National Police, amounts to 69 kilograms and was introduced from central Europe to Spain via large trucks with fake cargo papers. The narcotics were stashed in Vila-real and sold in Madrid. Shortly after, police found the second drug cache of 5 kilograms in Madrid which was ready to be sold on the streets or through darknet market platforms.

Four people were arrested, one individual in Germany and three in Spain. Among them, there’s the leader of the organization as well as two of his lieutenants.


The investigation began in 2015 when Spanish law enforcement became aware of a drug trafficking organization dedicated to introducing MDMA into the country. After several search efforts, they located the transport route used to introduce the synthetic drug in Spain by trucks, hiding it among other commercial products with fake transport documents. The narcotics would arrive at Vila-real and moved to Madrid in different vehicles. More so, the criminal group was well organized and had an efficient continental communication infrastructure which slowed down the police inquiry.


The group is facing a minimum of ten years in prison and seizing of illegal revenue or propriety. Furthermore, if the court identifies aggravating circumstances such as selling to minors, firearms possession, or endangering public health, the penalties can go up to 21 years of incarceration.


MDMA or ecstasy is a substance from the family of amphetamines, considered relatively safe for human consumption in its purest form. However, the main problem with synthetic drugs, in general, stands in the chemical characterization of the particular narcotic tablet, crystal, dose, or larger lot of drugs. Forensics will have to analyze both the doses and method of trafficking to establish how much of a public safety hazard was the gang. They’ll come up with a purity and concentration rating of the captured darkweb ecstasy crystals for the court to decide the punishments.

SOURCE: http://www.elperiodicodeaqui.com/epda-noticias/incautados-74-kilos-de-la-droga-mdma-en-madrid-que-tenia-el-centro-de-recepcion-en-vila-real/174648



RESOURCE: http://www.emcdda.europa.eu/countries/drug-reports/2018/spain/drug-laws-and-drug-law-offences_en


Police caught the second member of a darknet drug-pushing trio from Germany hiding in Bangkok — the third member wants to give up as well

David Maas (photo) is the 26-year-old leader of a darknet drug gang who was apprehended in November of 2018. He now returns to Germany from Bangkok, Thailand to face trial. One of his accomplices, a 29-years-old man, was already sentenced to six years in prison in August of 2018, and the third member also signaled his willingness to give himself up from the United States. The judge has accepted his surrender.


The trio from Stade, Germany was running a large-scale darknet drug shipping operation between April and November of 2017. An estimated total of over 2000 parcels for €200,000 euros.

At the end of 2017, after busting the darknet platform from which they operated, investigators thought the group was dismantled. In reality, the trio had escaped abroad.


David had even tried to derail the investigators by sending a letter to his imprisoned accomplice saying he’s sorry for everything that happened. The letter was designed to indicate a provenience from either the Philippines or Indonesia. However, the Central Crime Inspection (ZKI) were not fooled at all.

Senior prosecutor Kai-Thomas Breas explained how the embassy had revoked the passport of David Maas, rendering his stay in Bangkok illegal. Soon enough, David was caught by the Thai policemen and arrested. He was sent to a Thai jail which the prosecution describes as:

“Two dozen prisoners in a kind of a cage, a hole in the cell as a toilet, neon lighting day and night.”

After INTERPOL and German officials warned the Thai police of the warrant, David was checked by the Bangkok police at the BTS Phra Khanong station on Monday, 29th of October 2018. He was found guilty of overstaying his visa by 257 days. It has been discovered that David entered the country by air on 16th of January 2018.

The Thai officers sent the detailed information to the Lüneburg investigators. The culprit was promptly picked up by the German authorities and returned to Frankfurt on Wednesday, November the 1st of 2018 at 5:50 AM.

David Maas is risking a penalty between 5 and 15 years of prison. Taking into account the fact that he’s accused as being the leader of the group, he’ll more than likely receive a higher sentence than his colleague’s term of six years. More so, David Maas is also accused of taking part in the theft of electronic devices in Germany around November of 2017.

He has been cooperating with the authorities. The trial is expected to begin in the spring of 2019.

Thailand_map_CIA[1].png12619994[1].jpgBTS Phra Khanong station, Bangkok, Thailand


SOURCE: http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30357759