A dozen persons were arrested in Olofström, Sweden. The suspects allegedly sold fentanyl on dark net markets.
“It shows up very often and we believe it [fentanyl] is used continuously in the country. A few years ago there was a trend of fentanyl patch, in recent times, we have seen it in the form of nasal spray,” a police officer investigating the case said.
Recently, during a joint global action against dark net markets, Operation Hyperion, about 3,000 dark web users, and 20,000 narcotic sales were identified in Sweden. An extensive cooperation between Swedish and foreign law enforcement authorities finally paid dividends in the form of revelations in the network. The current case is connected to Operation Hyperion.
A fentanyl dealing ring involving 12 people was busted by Swedish law enforcement authorities in Olofström. Authorities only found small amounts of fentanyl, however, they started worrying. The reason is that the synthetic heroin had caused many deaths and overdoses. Ten police officers were involved in the action.
“I want to say that the synthetic version is even more dangerous. It is difficult to quantify and may differ much in strength. And it is very addictive. We already had a death in