2016/08/11 9:32 PM
A new report, commissioned by the Dutch government, shows that online drug markets have grown since 2013 despite an uptick in major crackdowns since that time.
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Global Drug Dealers Raking in Millions on the Dark Net
The report was requested by the Netherlands government to determine how drug markets have fared in the years after Silk Road’s demise. Unfortunately for authorities, the report seems to suggest that their efforts to stop online drug trading have mostly failed.
In fact, according to the report, the successors of Silk Road are raking in millions of dollars in revenue each month. British drug dealers have apparently found this industry especially lucrative, making up 16% of global revenue ,or around £1.75 million, between an estimated 338 vendors.
However, also according to the report, cryptomarkets have “grown substantially in the past few years, but…