Darknet marketplace administrator arrested
The German Federal Criminal Police Office has arrested a 22-year-old suspect for allegedly running one of the largest German-speaking darknet platforms, ‘Germany on the Deep Web’. The darknet platform was initially published on the Tor network in 2013 and was considered the main point of contact for drug trafficking. It had around 16,000 users, of which 72 were active traders. The Federal Criminal Police and the Central Office for Cybercrime Bavaria (ZCB) are investigating the suspect, while data carriers and mobile phones have been seized.