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The Darknet crackdown involved multiple law enforcement forces including the DOJ, ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service and the DEA. The actual undercover investigation was spearheaded by HSI Special Agents who posed as money launderers on the dark markets, exchanging fiat for cryptocurrency. And the DOJ’s Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, working with more than forty U.S. Attorney’s Offices, lead to the arrest of over 35 vendors.


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