Dark Net Weapons Bust Leads To 17 Arrests and a $80,000 Bitcoin Seizure

Dark Net Weapons Bust Leads To 17 Arrests and a $80,000 Bitcoin Seizure

A recent series of busts has shaken the world of dark net weapons commerce. A six-month joint investigation between law enforcement in Australia and the United States, which involved law enforcement going undercover as weapons dealers, has resulted in 17 arrests internationally. In September 2014, the US Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) identified a 33-year-old US-based dark net seller of weapons to a "worldwide client base," according to a press release from the Australian Federal Police (AFP). The arrest came as the result of the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service....


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