British Authorities Take Down Dark Web Ecstasy Gang, Seize $5.8M in Drugs

British Authorities Take Down Dark Web Ecstasy Gang, Seize $5.8M in Drugs


The string of dark web gangs being cracked down by law enforcement is still alive across the world. Recently, the British authorities dismantled an unnamed dark web band known for selling ecstasy and gathering millions of dollars worth of crypto.

Gang Sold Ecstasy, Amphetamine, and Diazepam in Several Darknet Forums

According to The Independent, the National Crime Agency (NCA) deployed an operation that targeted several houses in North East England, specifically in the metropolitan borough of South Tyneside.

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Authorities were concerned and raised red flags last year after intercepting large shipments of ecstasy. All parcels had as final destinations like the United States, Israel, Norway, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, and even the UK, said the NCA.

Also, law enforcement traced encrypted messages exchanged between suspects, who allegedly talked about illegal transactions with drugs and money laundering via cryptocurrency trading.

The NCA seized 90 kg of ecstasy, 134 kg of amphetamine, and over 6,000 Diazepam tablets. Per the authorities, all

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