Deep in the hidden voids of the internet it seems theres a lot of illegal goods trading going on..http://www.pcworld.com/article/2096740/dutch-police-seize-hidden-online-marketplace-utopia.html
The Dutch National Police seized the hidden market place Utopia, which was used to sell illegal goods, the Dutch Public Prosecution Service said Tuesday.
Public Prosecution Service spokesman Wim de Bruin declined to say how the hidden site was seized and if anybody was arrested. “We will share more information later this week,” he said, adding that the prosecution service wouldn’t give more information pending the investigation.
Utopia was a hidden website, only accessible through the Tor anonymity network, and was used to deal in illegal goods. De Bruin declined to specify what was sold through the site.
According to DeepDotWeb, which reported about Utopia’s launch last week and the subsequent site seizure, it was meant as a replacement for the Silk Road, an Internet drug marketplace that was shut down by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation last October. That site had more than 13,000 listings for controlled substances, including cannabis, heroin, methamphetamine and LSD, as well as firearms, stolen bank account information and forged identity documents, among other items.
I'm surprised the authorities haven't set up a sting operation based on this kind of site as they could simply round up those advertising "less than legal" wares and save themselves the need to go chasing all over the place Hollywood style with automatic weapons, the crooks would be turning themselves in with each transaction