Media discovered comprise pedopornographic videos by minors, videos of children as young as three-year-olds being molested by adults, and movies depicting violence frequently accompanied by Nazi symbology.
The two have been searched as part of a continuing investigation that has up to now involved 25 people -- 19 minors and six over 18 -- living in 13 Italian provinces. It began in October and led to tens of searches.Former police chief Yuri
Zaitsev was sentenced to eight years in prison for acting as a bounty hunter for a dark web market. At that moment , he initiated contact with the operator of a darknet marketplace, offering to help hunt down a man who had appropriated drugs that were entrusted to him for positioning in dead drops.The services supplied by the website have various costs
. Viewing a pre-recorded video
prices less than seeing live, but in the cases the viewing concludes with the death of the child. The content also provides another instance, according to which"audiences can for instance request them to amputate a children's arm or to pour hot oil over the victim." Law authorities stated:
In accordance with the Main Investigation Department, the Devil received the equivalent of 52,000 rubles at Bitcoin (BTC) for his services. At the moment, this was equivalent to about $750 U.S. doll, or 0.2 BTC. He had been found guilty on charges of bribery and the disclosure of classified information.Neighborhood media Il
Messaggero reported July 15 the deep web website seen by the two also permitted users to pay extra to choose what torture the kids would be subjected to following. Italian law enforcement explained:"Users that were able to achieve those sorts of vague environments are permitted to take part in acts of sexual violence and torture on minors, performed live by adults."
Based on Zaitsev's wife, his prosecution was punishment for exploring senior officers within his bureau. He was then fired and prosecuted. By October--November 2019, Zaitsev uploaded a number of movies to YouTube where he allegedly exposed corruption among senior officials in his Directorate. This appears to be what led to criminal charges against him for the disclosure of classified data. Back in November 2019, Zaitsev uploaded an appeal to President Vladimir Putin on YouTube where he pleaded his case, but to no avail.
During the unrelated Canadian HQ
evaluation, many law enforcement officials fell afoul to what they perceived as easy, untraceable Bitcoin. DEA Special Agent Carl Force was able to elicit 1,200 Bitcoin from Ross Ulbricht. He got the funds employing an elaborate plot where he generated several fake personas which range from a significant South American drug trafficker into a corrupt law enforcement officer. Among the tasks assigned to him by Ulbricht was hunting down and murdering a former associate who had supposedly stolen Bitcoin from him. The genuine burglar was another law enforcement official involved in the investigation. The murder has been staged by Force but not materialized in reality.
To deliver his medication to the customers, Pate sent bulk shipments from Costa Rica along with a list of consumers and their order details to his spouse re-shippers in the U.S.. The re-shippers then generated smaller packages and mailed them to clients.The events that happened in Khakasia a couple of years
following the Canadian HQ saga appear in some ways just like a cheap regional knockoff of an expensive HBO show. As Karl Marx once said, history repeats itself "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce."Talking on the matter, the
Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin said,"These charges are a warning to drug traffickers globally that neither the shroud of this darknet nor of virtual money can hide their illegal actions from the vigilance of U.S. law enforcement"In Russia, unlike the U.S., many dark web entrepreneurs do
not trust the post office for shipments. The prevailing mode of dissemination of the illegal products is instead completed through dead drops -- a process of delivery by both parties can pass items or data back and forth without ever having to meet in person.Pate promoted his medication employing numerous online
handles, asserting he was selling the"old formula" of their OxyContin that may be crushed and inhaled or injected. The new variant of the drug is tamper-resistant and cannot be crushed.
Originally by the USA, David Brian Pate is currently a darknet vendor who along with Costa Rican pharmacist Jose Luis Hou sold drugs worth 23,903 Bitcoin (BTC) -- approximately $270 million -- to darknet clients.