Germany uncovers Darknet for drugs and weapons

World | 3 May 2019 6:26 pm

German investigators say they broke up one of the world's largest online criminal trafficking platform in a joint investigation with American and Dutch authorities. 
The Federal Criminal Police Office said they arrested three German men in three southern states on allegations they ran the so-called "Wall Street Market'' Darknet platform offering cocaine, heroin and other drugs, data, fake documents and malicious software through 1.15 million customer accounts. Prosecutors allege payments were in cryptocurrency and they took a 2 percent-6 percent commission. 

Authorities seized their server yesterday, and confiscated 550,000 euros in cash, cryptocurrencies, hard drives, and other evidence in multiple raids. 

They say American authorities arrested two drug suppliers in Los Angeles, confiscating some US$1 million cash, weapons and drugs. 

No names were released and further details weren't immediately available. -AP


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