Practice: Major Hit against Darknet NPS Dealers
On 28 June 2018, Europol reported that – during a joint operation– the Spanish Guardia Civil and the Austrian Federal Police, supported by Europol, seized 100 different types of new psychoactive substances (NPS) with a market value of €12 million. They confiscated nearly 800,000 doses of LSD, marking the biggest ever haul of this type of substance and derivative in the EU. The NPS was sold worldwide on the Darknet. Furthermore, more than 4.5 million in cryptocurrencies used to money launder the profits were seized.