South Australian state police confiscated cryptocurrencies they seized in a money laundering and drug trafficking operation via the Dark Web. The trafficking of illegal substances procured from abroad by the two suspects, who were brought to court after being held red-handed. Via Dark Web forums they were detected.
According to ABC News, in the incident that took place in the city of Adelaide, police searched a home and business. Estimated value 150 thousand Australian dollars (AUD) together with narcotic substances 1 million dollars cash and 700 thousand dollars crypto currency The police detained two men, aged 24 and 27, and a 32-year-old woman.
Biggest cryptocurrency ever seized
700,000 Australian dollars worth of crypto money seized in a joint operation organized by the Australian Federal Police and the South Australian Police (SAPOL), “Biggest crypto asset ever seized” was stated. Currently 1 AUD = 8.65 TL; 700 thousand AUD according to the current exchange rate 6.058.052,00 Turkish Lira’it corresponds to.
A 24-year-old man, who was apprehended in Kings Park with a 27-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman from Adelaide, has appeared in court on the Dark Web on charges of money laundering and commercial drug trafficking. Two houses and a motorcycle with a total value of $1.27 million were seized.
South Australian police have issued a warning to local citizens as the suspects continue to be tried by the court. in the statement “Those who use the Dark Web as a way to remain anonymous while engaging in illegal activities should be aware that SAPOL actively investigates and monitors crimes committed on Dark Web marketplaces” statements were included.
Dark Web operations also take place in Europe
In October, police teams conducted a simultaneous operation covering nine countries. Dark Huntor operation called 26.7 million Euros in cash, 234 kg of drugs and 45 firearms captured. 65 people were arrested in the USA, 47 in Germany, 24 in the United Kingdom, 4 in Italy, 4 in the Netherlands, 3 in France, 2 in Switzerland and 1 in Bulgaria.
Under Dark HunTOR, Italian authorities closed the DeepSea and Berlusconi markets on the Dark Web, which boasted over 100,000 illegal product postings.