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Germany: International probe leads to three arrests in Darknet marketplace03:01

Germany: International probe leads to three arrests in Darknet marketplace

Germany, Wiesbaden
May 3, 2019 at 16:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Three suspects were arrested following an international investigation into ‘Wall Street Market’, an illegal online marketplace, German police announced in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt, on Friday

‘Wall Street Market’ trafficked in drugs, stolen data and forged documents, among other illegal goods. Hosted on the Darknet – meaning users cannot find the website using normal web browsers – it was reportedly the second largest online illegal marketplace in the world.

An international cooperative effort included agents from the US attorney's office, the FBI, and Europol.

"What made this case so special is that it was a procedure against the alleged persons in charge of a Darknet marketplace, and that is an exceptionally difficult investigative effort," said Georg Ungefuk, spokesperson for the Frankfurt chief prosecutor's office, who explained investigations are still ongoing which could potentially lead to more arrests of people who were active on the platform.

US Federal Prosecutor Ryan White said, "I can’t comment on ongoing investigations, as I’m sure you know, however, it should be no surprise that we are very interested in pursuing additional actions in this case."

Germany: International probe leads to three arrests in Darknet marketplace03:01
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Three suspects were arrested following an international investigation into ‘Wall Street Market’, an illegal online marketplace, German police announced in Wiesbaden, near Frankfurt, on Friday

‘Wall Street Market’ trafficked in drugs, stolen data and forged documents, among other illegal goods. Hosted on the Darknet – meaning users cannot find the website using normal web browsers – it was reportedly the second largest online illegal marketplace in the world.

An international cooperative effort included agents from the US attorney's office, the FBI, and Europol.

"What made this case so special is that it was a procedure against the alleged persons in charge of a Darknet marketplace, and that is an exceptionally difficult investigative effort," said Georg Ungefuk, spokesperson for the Frankfurt chief prosecutor's office, who explained investigations are still ongoing which could potentially lead to more arrests of people who were active on the platform.

US Federal Prosecutor Ryan White said, "I can’t comment on ongoing investigations, as I’m sure you know, however, it should be no surprise that we are very interested in pursuing additional actions in this case."

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