06/29/2020Darknet News, Law Enforcement

The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force reportedly arrested TheCommission, a “top-level” vendor of heroin, morphine, cocaine, and other substances on Empire Market.

As reported on the Dread Darknet Forum, It is currently unclear when law enforcement arrested the vendor. Based on the available information, however, it appears as if they picked him up on either June 25 or June 26.

This matches the fact that the Northern California Illegal Digital Economy Task Force (NCIDETF) has added another name to its list of darkweb vendors arrested. The list – hosted on the official onion service of the taskforce – was updated to include TheCommission, a vendor of opioids and cocaine. In at least 17 occasions, inquiries involving the Task Force yielded convictions with the most recent addition to the list.

The vendor account last signed into the marketplace on June 26, 2020, according to Empire Market’s same profile. Law enforcement most likely acceded to the account after the late June 25 or June 26 detention. It seems as if law enforcement has no interest in conducting an undercover operation on account of the vendor; they reported the arrest of the world via the list of convicted vendors of the NCIDETF.

It seems as if on June 18 or June 19 the vendor was having an issue involving Wickr. TheCommison’s “Prior Wickr Account was Compromised,” according to an announcement on the vendor’s profile. As stated on Dread: “The wickr account has been compromised as far back as the 19th at least. No response at all the 18th, then late on the 19th it was active and scamming people. Not sure if that was LE or not. The pack never sent.”