During mid-September, the Federal Criminal Police of Germany (BKA) arrested a 24-year-old for trying to buy weapons on the darknet. The BKA posed as a weapons vendor on the darknet and arranged a deal. Police, armed and masked, met the would-be buyer near a crowded supermarket and apprehended him on the spot.
The 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district, according to a source, has confessed to all charges.
News outlets have been questioning the prosecutor’s office silence; very little information has been officially made public. Community members themselves are questioning the methods utilized by the BKA. The parking lot where the exchange took place was adjacent to one where mothers were shopping with their children. The prosecutor’s office is silent on this topic for so-called tactical reasons, says a local source.
After apprehending the 24-year-old, case officers conducted a search of the man’s home. They found what was described as a “stately drugstore.” This was in reference to a marijuana grow-operation, the prosecutor’s office disclosed. Other drugs may have been on the premises at the time as well but the few details fail to fully clarify the “drugstore” discovery.
The suspect has been in police custody since the time of his arrest and little has