We arranged a meeting in Shanghai with a synthetic-drug merchant for our podcast “Painkiller: America’s Fentanyl Crisis.”
Most Russian drug dealers don't hand off drugs anymore – they stash them in geotagged hiding spots ready for pickup by online buyers.
In some parts of the world it conjures wild memories from the 2010s. In Russia, it's more popular than weed.
The site, "Welcome to Video", hosted 8 terabytes of child porn. More than 337 people have been arrested in 38 countries.
“I manipulate people. I might follow them but wait for them to see my Stories to know I sell.”
This spring, the dark web drug trade was attacked on multiple fronts and authorities claimed victory. But after a quick restart, it's business as usual.
While others associated with Silk Road and Silk Road 2.0 didn't cooperate with authorities and have gotten serious jail time, Blake Benthall may get off without being prosecuted for drug crimes.
Dream Market is due to close on the 30th of April, under mysterious circumstances. Is the game up for the big online drug bazaars?
Kenan Sulayman's website PsychonautWiki is an online resource for information on over 300 hallucinogens.
"When the news came out that bitcoin's value had skyrocketed, I lost my fucking mind."
Today, Matthew Falder – Cambridge academic and producer of "hurtcore" materials – was jailed for 32 years.