European Police Agency: Nine countries jointly cracked down on the dark web and arrested 150 suspects | Europol | Drugs | German Police

[Epoch Times October 27, 2021](The Epoch Times reporter Wang Yixiao reported in Germany)Europol(Europol) announced in The Hague on Tuesday (October 26) that it is currently cracking down onDark webIn the joint criminal operation, 150 suspects were arrested worldwide, and the police also seized a lot of money,poisonAnd weapons.

At the beginning of this year, German investigators took the lead in crackingDark webThe largest illegal transaction to date in China. During the investigation, the police collected a large amount of evidence and provided it to investigators around the world to track more dark web action plans. Recently,EuropolOnce again successfully cracked down on dark web suppliers and buyers.

Europol stated that the large-scale operation, code-named Dark HunTOR, was coordinated by the police from multiple countries. The participating countries are the United States, Australia, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

A total of 150 suspects have been arrested so far, most of them (65) were arrested in the United States, followed by Germany (47) and the United Kingdom (24), Italy and the Netherlands each arrested 4 people. Many of the arrested suspects were listed as “high-value targets” by Europol.

In addition, the police also seized 234 kilogramspoisonAnd 45 firearms, and seized more than 26 million euros in cash and virtual currency. The seized drugs included 152 kilograms of amphetamine, 27 kilograms of opiates and more than 25,000 ecstasy pills.

During the operation, the Italian police shut down two dark web online markets called “DeepSea” and “Berlusconi”. In total, more than 100,000 illegal items were distributed in these two markets. announcement.

In May of this year,German policeAnnounced that it had successfully terminated the world’s largest dark-net child pornography platform named “Boystown” (Boystown). The operation at that time lasted for several months and a total of 4 people were arrested. Europol stated that the operation benefited from many clues obtained by Germany’s investigation of the dark web, and the investigation of the dark web will continue in several countries.

Editor in charge: Zhou Ren#

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