The dark web once used to be a place where anonymity was virtually guaranteed, and internet criminals got away with just about anything. But that is no longer the case, as more and more people get arrested for their illicit activities. Moreover, using Bitcoin as a payment method is not helping to hide tracks, as three Irish men have found out the hard way.
Although the involvement of these three men has yet to be proven, police officials have evidence linking them to a major deep web drugs operation. Additionally, it appears the three ran a scheme involved couriers used to deliver MDMA and other illegal substances to addresses all over Northern Ireland.
Deep Web Users Are Not Anonymous When Accepting Bitcoin
When the police raid took place, several types of drugs were confiscated. In total, all of the items obtained during this investigation are worth over £100,000. It . these three individuals ran their deep web scheme between January 2014 and August 2015. However, they may have been conducting this business for a longer period as well.
Interestingly enough, the evidence seems to indicate they purchased the drugs from the deep web with the intent of redistributing it.