According to a study by the Lisbon-based European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, the drugs that are bought on the dark web could reduce harm for users since of the higher quality of the substances. The report also says that significantly less criminal activity is involved with online drug sales than with street deals. The monitoring centre examined the rise of dark net markets, their impact on society, along with gangland crime and law enforcement. According to them, ”winning a good review as an online vendor from customers can be more important than muscles and face-to-face connections” on the street.
The report also says that numerous drug wholesalers are using the dark net to sell their stuff to potential buyers, however, the online sale of substances does not provide an alternative for ”traditional criminal methods” in the case of large shipments. For example, heroin and cocaine trade require face-to-face meetings between gangs and cartels based on “trust and a ruthless system of sanctions”.
The institute based in Lisbon states that the growing popularity of the Tor browser had helped dark net markets to become much more popular among people.
What researchers found out was that the “quality may be