A crackdown on the dark web and drug trafficking has resulted in 150 arrests, with one being in Buffalo.
The operation last ten months and was called Operation Dark HunTor. It was led in partnership with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Joint Criminal Opioid and Darknet Enforcement (JCODE) team and Europol.
The operation targeted dark web drug trafficking in the United States, Australia, and Europe.
The dark web is various websites hidden and only accessible through a web browser called Tor.
$31.6 million in cash and virtual currencies were seized as well as over 500 pounds of drugs worldwide, and 45 firearms.
65 arrests were made in the United States, 1 in Bulgaria, three in France, 47 in Germany, 4 in the Netherlands, 24 in the U.K., 4 it Italy and 2 in Switzerland.
Federal prosecutions are now happened in 15 different districts.
One is happening in Buffalo against Leonard Abramov, who allegedly attempted to get 50 grams or more of a substance with methamphetamine to sell as well as possessed marijuana with the intention of selling it.
This led prosecutors to finding a drug trafficking ring selling drugs to students at the University of Buffalo and on the dark web.