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FINLAND: Police crackdown on dark web drug trafficking ring

Helsinki police have held 16 people suspected of selling illegal substances on the anonymous Tor network. Officers a range of illegal drugs, including confiscated amphetamine and MDMA crystals, also known as ecstasy.

Police in Helsinki say they have busted a new drug trafficking ring conducted on the anonymous network Tor. Police say the breakthrough came after an intensive three-week online surveillance sting which ended on Sunday.

The Helsinki unit said that it intervened in clandestine drug sales in the capital region by using legally permitted and secret coercive measures.

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