A 19-year-old German was arrested in Vienna for selling narcotics on the dark web. Police information says the pharmacy student was a dark net vendor who sold LSD, magic mushrooms, cannabis seeds, codeine and other prescription drugs originating from Germany, Spain, and Russia to his customers.
Austrian law enforcement authorities arrested the student on November 8. Officials say he operated by the “Hedon” pseudo name on dark net markets. The vendor was in business from April 2015 and made about 1,800 sales. Investigators claim that he completed almost all orders. During the home search, police seized two travel bags and two bags full of narcotics. The 19-year-old is currently held in detention.
Earlier this month, another dark net vendor was arrested in Steyr, Austria. A narcotics task force was watching him from Spring 2016. The seller was not even suspected of distributing drugs on the dark web, however, he attracted police attention after one of his drug mules was intercepted at the Austrian-German border with a narcotics package. The vendor purchased wholesale quantities from illegal substances, which were mailed to him or delivered in person. He sold the drugs he bought on dark web markets. When law enforcement