Dark Web Marketplaces Taken Down

At the beginning of May 2019, two major dark web marketplaces, the “Wall Street Market” and the “Silkkitie” (known as the Valhalla Marketplace), were taken down in an international operation between Dutch, Finnish, French, German, and several US authorities together with the support of Europol and Eurojust.

Wall Street Market was the world’s second largest dark web market, aiming at international trade in criminal goods, drug trade (including cocaine, heroin, cannabis, and amphetamines), stolen data, fake documents, and malicious software. The marketplace had over 1,150,000 customer accounts, 5400 registered sellers, and 63,000 sales on offer.

Silkkitie had been in operation since 2013, mainly offering narcotics and other illicit goods.

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EU Europol Cybercrime


Cornelia Riehle LL.M.

Academy of European Law (ERA)

Criminal Law

Deputy Head of Section