Over the weekend investigators took down the world’s largest illegal marketplace, DarkMarket following a worldwide investigation, as explained by Attorney General Jurgen Brauer, in Oldenburg, on Wednesday.
On the DarkMarket drugs were mainly traded as well as counterfeit money, passports and identities. Around 500,000 users were active on the marketplace which generated around 140 million euros (170 million dollars) in sales.
Attorney General Jurgen Brauer said the servers were first spotted in Germany but later moved to Ukraine and Moldova. Further research is currently underway on the servers found in Moldova an Ukraine.
A 34-year-old Australian is suspected of running DarkMarket. He was arrested at the German-Danish border at the weekend and is in custody.