Two Israeli citizens have been apprehended by law enforcement based on suspicions that they developed and ran a darknet marketplace for dealing illegal goods.
The Israeli police announced via Twitter that it has collaborated with the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to arrest two locals who they believe managed the dark web marketplace, which used bitcoin to facilitate trades.
Local reports identified the marketplace in question as Deep Dot Web. The site is reported to be a source of various illicit materials including, but not limited to, illegal drugs, ammunition and credit card information. The site’s managers skimmed profit off the top of each of the site’s transactions, and it even featured an “affiliated marketing program” which allowed admins to make millions in dollars in referrals.
“The 2 suspects arrested in Israel will be brought before a judge for a hearing regarding their potential detention extension,” a tweet reads.
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