Germany’s Federal Police (BKA) added another darknet firearm buyer to their lengthy list of DNM weapon related busts. Local authorities announced the arrest of a 33-year-old on Thursday, November 3. The actual arrest took place on the previous Monday in Berlin.
Police in the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf borough of Berlin conducted the arrest with outside cooperation. According to news outlets, the arrest was a joint movement by foreign police officers and the Federal Criminal Police Office. “Foreign police officers” is as specific as the announcement disclosed and international collaboration between agencies is not out of the question.
“Operation Hyperion” was recently announced as an international “global law enforcement response” to crime on the darknet. Numerous countries already made arrests based on data provided and compiled by the recent alliances. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement credits US partners in their press release and more countries are making announcements every day.
The Dutch National Prosecution Service went as far as hosting a hidden service site that threatens users of the DNMs and lists identified buyers/sellers. (The site can be viewed via the clearnet here.)
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