Europol Hits Darknet Ring That Shipped Counterfeit Money All Over Europe

A large part of a group that was selling counterfeit Euro banknotes, drugs, and other illegal assets through a dark web marketplace was dismembered following 300 house searches and the apprehension of 235 suspects from 13 different European countries.

The joint operation between Europol and multiple law enforcement agencies from various European countries started on 19 November and specifically targeted an organization which was buying and selling counterfeit banknotes on several dark web online marketplaces.

Besides the 235 suspects detained during the house searches the law enforcement agents were also able to seize 1,500 counterfeit Euro banknotes, as well as “drugs, weapons (firearms, nunchaku, illegal knives and blades), computers, mobile phones, Bitcoins and hardware for mining virtual currencies.”

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