Drugs, guns and crypto seized, 288 arrested, in ‘unprecedented’ dark web crackdown

Posted on AllSides May 2nd, 2023
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Susan Walsh | AP

A consortium of U.S. and international law enforcement made 288 arrests and seized over $53 million in cash and cryptocurrency as part of an “unprecedented” dark-web drug enforcement action called Operation SpecTor, Attorney General Merrick Garland said in a press conference Tuesday.

“The Justice Department is cracking down on criminal cryptocurrency transactions,” Garland said, “and the online criminal marketplaces that enable them.”

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