The Australian federal government announced that they will be using the $25.4-million-dollar funding boost to combat the illegal firearms problem.
“We know that modern technologies such as the dark web are enabling organized criminals to expand their reach globally and exert significant influence over Australia’s black market, including drug trafficking, money laundering, extortion and firearms offences,” Minister for Justice Assisting the Prime Minister for Counter Terrorism, Michael Keenan said.
They plan to utilize special software, intelligence tools that will be aimed at the collection of international firearms trafficking information.
“To tackle this ongoing threat, the AFP-led National Forensics Rapid Lab(NFRL) is already targeting the violent predators who profit from the miser of these evil trades, removing illicit drugs from our streets and thwarting identity fraud,” Keenan further added.
The software will allow the Australian Federal Government to search, analyze and map intelligence data to identify previously unknown links between firearms traffickers and their suppliers, customers and illegal activities on the dakweb.
Since established in 2013, Keenan said that the NFRL found more than 10,000 packages containing almost two tons of illicit narcotics and more than