Wall Street Market: German investigators stop world’s second largest darknet market


Investigators of the Federal Criminal Police Office have arrested the operators of the world’s second largest marketplace in Darknet. Drugs such as cocaine, heroin, cannabis and amphetamines, as well as fake identity cards and stolen data were traded on the Wall Street Market platform, said the Attorney General Frankfurt am Main and the BKA. The investigators had detained three suspects after Easter, who had been taken into custody. The 31, 29 and 22 year olds are said to have operated the illegal online market. The servers of the online market were confiscated, the marketplace switched off.

The Wall Street Market was accessible only through the Tor network in the Darknet and aimed at international trade. Recently, around 63,000 sales offers had been closed and more than 1,150,000 customer accounts and about 5,400 sellers registered.

Payed users with the cryptocurrencies Bitcoin and Monero, virtual and seemingly anonymous money. The suspects from Hessen, Baden-Wuerttemberg and North Rhine-Westphalia are said to have received xxx,


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