Simultaneous Dark Web operation in Europe!

With the dark web surgery cover Europe, North America and Australia, many people were arrested and millions of euros in cash were seized.

You have heard of the dark web very often. The dark web, what you can access with certain browsers is the dark side of the internet. Forbidden chemicals, weapons and many illegal products are sold on the dark web. Bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies are generally used for shopping. A major raid was organized with the simultaneous operation in Europe. Millions of euros and cryptocurrencies were seized.

26.7 million euros in cash seized during operation Dark HunTOR

Police forces around the world conducted a simultaneous operation involving nine countries. In the operation called Dark HunTOR, 26.7 million euros in cash, 234 kg of drugs and 45 firearms were seized.

Operation Dark HunTOR was conducted in Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, under the direction of Europol and Eurojust. The Dark HunTOR operation is due to the closure of DarkMarket, the world’s largest illegal marketplace on the dark web at the time. After the site was down, the German government arrested the alleged operator of the market and shared the resulting evidence with investigators and detectives in other countries.

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While the resulting evidence is a treasure, Europol’s European Cybercrime Center (EC3) has since gathered information to identify key figures. 150 sellers and buyers were arrested for selling tens of thousands of illegal goods in Europe and the US. Some of these suspects have been identified by Europol as high-value targets.

Arrests were made in the US (65), Germany (47), the UK (24), Italy (4), the Netherlands (4), France (3), Switzerland (2) and Bulgaria (1). It is still unclear who the other people behind the accounts on the… dark web and the investigation is ongoing.

As part of the dark hunter operation, the Italian authorities have closed the markets for DeepSea and Berlusconi dark web, which boasted more than 100,000 illegal product placements. 4 people allegedly running these sites were arrested and 3.6 million euros worth of cryptocurrencies were seized.

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