German Darknet Vendors charged – Dutch-German group of perpetrators who had committed themselves to the profitable resale of large quantities of narcotics via the Darknet and who, in criminal proceedings that have meanwhile been finalized, were trading in more than 500 kilograms of amphetamines and several kilograms of Heroin, MDMA and ecstasy tablets have been detected.
The indictment of the Baden-Baden public prosecutor’s office dated 09/21/2020 lists 32 criminal offenses that are accused of a 26-year-old German citizen. The starting point of the investigation was the findings of the Münster Public Prosecutor’s Office in an complex investigation against a Dutch-German group of perpetrators who had committed themselves to the profitable resale of large quantities of narcotics via the Darknet and who, in criminal proceedings that have meanwhile been finalized, were trading in more than 500 kilograms of amphetamines and several kilograms of Heroin, MDMA and ecstasy tablets have been detected. When evaluating data carriers that have been secured from one of the gang members, the name of the accused was also established as the customer of 500 grams of amphetamine at the end of 2018 / beginning of 2019, whereupon the Baden-Baden public prosecutor took over the investigation against the relevant criminal record. During the search of the apartment on May 19, 2020, the drug investigators of the Offenburg police headquarters found not only large amounts of amphetamines and marijuana, but also indications that the accused had been drug trafficking for a long time. As early as June 2017, the – so far only partially confessed – unemployed defendant is said to have dealt with 120 grams of marijuana, in February 2018 with 150 grams of hashish, in September 2019 with 200 grams of marijuana. In 2020, the defendant continued to sell cocaine, amphetamine, hashish and marijuana to a number of buyers, sometimes in the 100 gram range. Separate investigative proceedings were initiated against these customers, they too received a visit from the criminal police and are now facing charges.
During the search of the apartment on May 19, 2020, the defendant behaved extremely unruly. According to the investigation, he allegedly attacked and bitten several police officers and set his dog on them. Not only did several officers hear bad abuse, but they also suffered injuries from the acts of resistance. Fortunately, the defendant’s attempt to snatch the service weapon from one of the police officers was prevented. When the defendant was to be taken to the hospital in Achern for a blood sample, he managed to escape despite being guarded by several officers from the Achern police station. The Baden-Baden public prosecutor’s office immediately obtained an arrest warrant from the local court, on the basis of which the defendant could be arrested on May 25, 2020.
The 2nd major criminal chamber of the Baden-Baden Regional Court, which has the charge of dealing with narcotics in no small amount in 9 cases, commercial dealing with narcotics in 20 cases, possession of narcotics in no small amount, resistance to enforcement officers, insults, bodily harm and attempted dangerous bodily harm on November 20, 2020 in meeting room 118 at 1 p.m. – with continuation on November 27 and December 18. and 21.12.2020 – negotiated, has so far summoned 10 witnesses and an expert who will comment on the question of placing the defendant in a rehab facility.
German Darknet Vendors Charged – Press release by Baden-Baden public prosecutor’s office can be found here