A 28-year-old was arrested for the attempted purchase of a Glock 17 from the darknet, not but days after another German pleaded guilty for the same crime.
The 28-year-old from Erding was arrested in a way that mirrored the arrest of another. In late September, a 24-year-old from the Neuburg-Schrobenhausen district was arrested for another attempted weapons purchase from the darknet. Police were able to prevent the buy from occurring.
This case followed the same pattern. He tried, and failed, to purchase a Glock 17, extra magazines, and ammunition. Weapon buys on the darknet have been repeatedly warned against, but this case exemplifies such reasoning. The semi-automatic pistol, a Glock 17, was the same model used by David Sonboly in the Munich attack.
In addition, Germany has been exceptional when it comes to stopping such purchases. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has an exponentially increasing number of DNM arrests and many, if not the majority, are weapons related. Furthermore, Bavaria has one of the largest police forces in Germany. His chances of success were phenomenally low.
Investigators and detectives from the Erding Criminal Police Inspection Office prevented the actual transaction from