Italian financial police “Guardia
The site was managed by two individuals that go online with nicknames of “
The investigation, started last May as part of an investigation dubbed the Darknet operation. The police were investigating the traffic and sale of narcotic substances and identified a vendor, known in the Dark Web environment as g00d00. During the operation, law enforcement agents seized 2.2 kg of drugs (cocaine, ketamine, MDMA) that were ready to be marketed on the black marketplaces along with 163 ready-made ecstasy tablets and 78 stamps impregnated with LSD.
The analysis of personal computers, notebooks, and smartphones seized during the operation allowed the investigators to trace the administrators of the Black Market called Berlusconi Market.
Since January 2019, Berlusconi Market represented the most important Dark Web market place, both in terms of quantity of items for sale and the volume of trade with over 100,000 announcements of illegal products.
From January 2019 ‘Berlusconi market’ represented the most important dark web market with over 100,000 announcements of illegal drugs and weapons products. Sellers were also offering for sale fake documents and banknotes.
“It is the fourth investigation in the world aimed at making the dark web inoffensive”.
The trio is accused of operating the Berlusconi Market which was aimed at users from all over Europe, USA, Canada, Australia.
(SecurityAffairs – Berlusconi Market, dark web)