SK Police Arrest 500 for Alleged Darkweb Drug Transactions
A press release by the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency disclosed that the police in Seoul had investigated 521 suspects suspected of engaging in drug trafficking activity via the darkweb. The suspects allegedly bought or sold cannabis, methamphetamine, cocaine, and ketamine, among others.
A photograph of a confiscated marijuana grow-op | Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency
Police allege that 49 of the suspects either grew cannabis in Korea or imported drugs from elsewhere and then distributed them through the darkweb. The other 472 allegedly purchased drugs from darkweb vendors. Most of the suspects are between 20 and 30 years old.
The police arrested all of the suspects and detained 13 of them. The arrests resulted in the seizure of drugs worth more than $9.8 million, including 63.5 kg of cannabis, 316 cannabis plants, 33 grams of methamphetamine, 30 grams of cocaine, and 30 grams of ketamine. The investigators also seized cryptocurrencies worth more than $521,000.
A closer look at the grow-op | Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency
The police have been investigating a suspect accused of running a Korean darkweb drug shop.
The press release also said that South Korea’s Dark Web and Virtual Asset Special Investigation Team has been investigating suspects of darkweb drug trafficking since August 2020.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency disclosed that it will continue to investigate drug dealers who distribute drugs through the dark web.