USA confiscated $ 20M in Deep Web operation

The Department of Justice also managed to find the names of more than 50 ilegal sellers

The Department of Security of the United States announced on Tuesday that through a covert operation they were able to confiscate funds in the deep web.

As detailed by the authorities, the operation could give the identity of more than 50 sellers in this network as the case of “Hansa”, “Dream”, Alpha Bay”,” Silk Road”, among others. They also reported that 20 million dollars in crypto-active were confiscated.

In addition to identifying them, the department has placed 35 of these individuals in detention and their assets have also been confiscated.

This work was achieved thanks to the collaboration of the Department of Justice, the National Security Investigations of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Service (ICE), the Secret Service, the Postal Inspection Service and the DEA.

The detention was handled by 40 US attorneys’ offices, who worked alongside the Asset Laundering and Asset Recovery Section of the Department of Justice.

“The Secret Service is proud to work with our law enforcement partners to help combat one of the biggest threats to the US financial infrastructure, money laundering with virtual currency,” said Agent Jenkins. of the Secret Service.

On the other hand, the authorities were able to find more than 100 firearms that include pistols, assault rifles and a grenade launcher; five vehicles; more than 3.6 million dollars in gold bars and decree; almost two thousand Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

K. Tovar

Source: Medium

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