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Global police arrest dozens of people in dark web sting

A collaborate effort by 60 law enforcement experts from the US, Canada as well as 17 European countries and the European organizations Eurojust and Europol, has resulted in the arrests of 61 people believed to have been involved in the exchange of illicit goods and services on dark web market places.

Law enforcement officials also seized large amounts of narcotics, firearms and around $7 million in crypto and local currencies. Europol used the incident to warn people of the risks of engaging in illicit activities on the dark web, stating that “[t]he dark web is not as dark as you think. When you buy or sell illegal goods online, you are not hidden from law enforcement and you are putting yourself in danger.”

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