Blow against Dark Web
At the end of September 2020, a large-scale series of operations coordinated by Eurojust and Europol led to the arrests of 179 vendors of illicit goods on the Dark Web across Europe and the United States. The operations also led to the seizure of €6.5 million in cash and virtual currencies, 500 kg of drugs, and numerous firearms.
Operation “DisrupTor” was conducted by law enforcement and judicial authorities from Austria, Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In conjunction with the reported operation, Europol issued a warning about the risks of buying illegal goods anonymously on the Dark Web.