German police officials have arrested four individuals suspected of selling drugs on the darknet. Keeping in mind how government officials and law enforcement agencies are cracking down on deep web users all over the country, this news is not entirely surprising. All four arrested individuals were active on a German darknet forum.
Buying and selling drugs is illegal, and the darknet is no exception to this rule. Then again, the Internet has facilitated this type of illegal business on a global scale. Ever since Silk Road came around, there has been an explosion in the number of darknet marketplaces all over the world.
Another Darknet Bust For Selling Drugs
Government officials and law enforcement agencies are working on ways to shut down these platforms. Moreover, they are also arresting vendors active on the deep web, particularly those who buy or sell drugs. Four German individuals were arrested recently, all of whom are suspected of dealing in cannabis, amphetamines, heroin, cocaine, and ecstasy pills.
German sources told us that these individuals made use of the BitMessage system to set up shipments or peer-to-peer sales. All payments were made through Bitcoin, which is often mistaken for being anonymous.