Three men have been arrested this month under suspicions of running one of the largest drug stalls on the dark web named “Sinmed,” as reported by ABC News Australia. The illegal drug marketplace conducted its business on Dream Market, which is now suspected of being compromised as a “honey pot” by law enforcement agencies.
Multi-Million ‘Dream Market’ Bust in New Jersey
Authorities have arrested three men after a two-year investigation. The criminal probe uncovered a drug-dealing storefront named Sinmed, which was operating on the deep web marketplace Dream Market.
Buckets of drugs were seized as part of the sting, including Xanax and Fentanyl-laced heroin, as well as methamphetamine.
The criminals offered drugs in exchange for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin.
The seizure was reported as highly significant according to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, stating:
Not only is this the first time state prosecutors in New York have taken down a dark web storefront, this takedown represents the largest pill seizure in New Jersey’s history.
The investigation appears to be part of a larger operation run by FBI, Europol and other law enforcement agencies. Although Sinmed was not specifically mentioned in a video tweeted FBI, it claims to have made “61 arrests in its second coordinated law enforcement operation, Operator Sabotor, targeting opioid trafficking on the Darknet.”
#ICYMI: Building on the success of last year’s Operation Disarray, this week, J-CODE announced 61 arrests in its 2nd coordinated law enforcement operation, Operation SaboTor, targeting opioid trafficking on the Darknet. https://t.co/iZUjHO3wno pic.twitter.com/wjFyrw9s7i
— FBI (@FBI) March 30, 2019
Hysteria that darknet markets have been compromised
Due to the crackdown on illegal drug marketplaces on the deep web,