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.
US Authorities Seize Over $20M in Crypto in Massive Darknet Crackdown - Bitcoin News
US authorities have revealed that their agents had been operating undercover on the Darknet for the past year. The massive operation uncovered the true identity of over fifty vendors on sites such as Silk Road, Alpha Bay, Hansa, Dream, and more. Over 35 people have already been arrested and goods worth over $23.6 million have been […]
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