A group of four drug traffickers were arrested after a multi-month investigation by a German narcotics taskforce. The group operated at a street level, but resold drugs from the darknet in “considerable” quantities. Most notable, perhaps, was that police seized a half-kilogram of amphetamine during the raids.
The investigation, according to the police report, took several months because of how complex the group’s system was. Norderstedt investigators were required to track members of the group at all times to reveal structures and delivery routes.
Amphetamines were most regularly purchased from the darknet and subsequently sold to customers. This should be of no surprise; the recent majority of darknet-related arrests in Germany were centered around amphetamine.
Ecstasy and cannabis were also sold but to a much lesser degree. Investigators described that after the drugs arrived via the postal system, the suspects would bury the reserves. When a group member was ready to make a sale, he/she would uncover the substance cache and retrieve the requested substance.
Drugs were mainly sold to customers in Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg, officers said. Many face-to-face transactions occurred but arrests were not made; police wanted the group as a