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FBI, DEA, Europol, Dutch Police and Wall Street – Shut Down

The name is Wall Street Market, which had become the second largest darknet market in the world in recent months, was put to a quick death by international law enforcement agencies, including Europol, as well as US, German, Dutch and Romanian counterparts. The suspected operators of this group were offering and selling illegal goods and services to the public, with some of the largest suppliers in recent memory arrested in the United States.

This digital black market was using Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies for payment and settlement purposes. The blackmarket Silk Road was shut down in 2013, and as a result there have been more of such illegal sites expanding to sell illegal goods and services such as drugs, stolen goods and even child abuse videos. US and European authorities have worked overtime to shut down these pools of illicit and illegal activity. 

According to Europol, over 1,150,000 user accpimts had been opened  while 63,000 offers had been placed for 5,400 seller accounts. This market, Wall Street Market was the second largest behind Dream Markets. Dutch National Police, Europol, the US FBI, and DEA have banned together capturing $600,000 US dollars, Bitcoin, Monero and other coins as well as vehicles that were used by organized crime syndicates that have been active with Wall Street Market.

These recent takedowns directly indicate the growing number of illegal institutions on the dark web that are trafficking a wide range of drugs and other illegal services. 

Team Classiarius 

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