Drug distribution rings have gotten increasingly complex and widespread — and the scrutiny from both state and federal authorities is intense. While a lot of people think of the internet as pretty anonymous — particularly once you start delving into the “dark web,” or hidden internet sites where illegal activity tends to be common — the reality is that the authorities have gotten wiser than they were in the past.
The Northern California Illicit Digital Economy Task Force was formed in Sacramento just to combat online drug sales and distribution rings. While dark web activities were once a haven for drug traffickers, weapons dealers and more, those days are past. Here are some of the methods that law enforcement uses to catch people:
Essentially, you need to remember this: The internet isn’t nearly as vast or as anonymous as you think. Investigators have grown increasingly sophisticated in their approach to drug activities online. If you’re facing charges, get help fast.
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