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Inside the dark web drug trade

The package arrives by mail, delivered by Canada Post. The canada goose outlet black friday small manila envelope looks canada goose outlet us the same as countless other parcels the postal service delivers each day. But its contents are criminal.

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A Calgary teenager ordered the stimulant from what he calls the Amazon of drugs, an online market accessible only in the deepest corridors of the internet known as the dark web. Heroin, carfentanil and LSD have also steadily arrived in his community mailbox for the past two years, sometimes at a rate of three parcels a week.

Canada Goose Coats On Sale “There’s no dealer in Calgary that can match the huge selection that’s available on the dark net,” says Liam, whose real name isn’t being disclosed by CBC News because he fears potential criminal and other repercussions if he goes public. Canada Goose Coats On Sale

There are many others like Liam.

They’re shopping for drugs on the so called dark net, accessible notthrough traditional search engines butby canada goose outlet trillium parka black way of special browsers and software thatconceal IP addresses and make users harder to trace.

Canada Goose Online These drug markets are clandestine dispensaries of illicit and dangerous substances that are sold in exchange forcryptocurrencies, such as bitcoin. For police, they pose a challenging front in the fight against the opioid crisis. Canada Goose Online

The Public Health Agency of Canada predicts the number of opioid related overdose deaths for 2017 will surpass 4,000 once the figures are available from all provinces and territories. Fewer than 3,000 such deaths were reported a year earlier.

According to the RCMP’s national headquarters and municipal police forces in cities such asCalgary, there are growing indications that the drug trade is increasingly moving to the dark web.

There are signs that Canada has played a role in this shift. The country was at one point home to among the highest number of dealers globally in one dark web market, called AlphaBay, which was ultimately shuttered by police.

cheap canada goose uk But like a never ending game of whack a mole, law enforcement agencies around the world employ new canada goose discount uk tactics to stamp out anonymous markets, only to see new ones pop up. cheap canada goose uk

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Beginning with Silk Road, the first large scale dark web drug market, in 2011, traffickers and users have been flocking to these sites in part because they offer a degree of anonymity not available on the street. Specialized software, such as the commonly used Tor, routes user data through myriad servers and nodes around the world, disguising IP addresses and by extension, identities and making it difficult for law enforcement to track.

Communication between buyers and mycanadagoosejacket sellers is generally scrambled with the help of encryption tools. And cryptocurrencies add another layer of protection for those seeking to duck police suspicion.

In Calgary, police say it’s difficult to pinpoint how many drug users are flocking to the dark net and how much they’re buying because the markets change constantly.

probably rather overdose knows what he’s doing is dangerous, but he is addicted to drugs and hides his dependency from family and many of his friends. He’s so worried that people will discover his double life that he risks overdosing alone.

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“I just don’t want canada goose outlet england people to see how bad it is,” he says. “If [there is a risk] my family finds out about my addiction, yeah, I’d probably rather overdose.

“It would be much, much smarter for me to have someone with me when I’m using, but it’s just not something I can really do.”

Liam gets his fix from a site called Dream Market, a one stop shop for drugs.

canada goose clearance With roughly 100,000 listings, Dream Market is believed to be the world’s largest market on the dark web and the biggest dark net shopping centre for drugs. A little more than half of the listings are for substances that are illicit, unregulated or diverted from legitimate sources. canada goose clearance

Dream boasts almost the same number of listings for other products, canada goose outlet toronto factory including items that purport to be designer clothes, counterfeit money and stolen online banking information.

A screenshot of Dream Market, below, showsdrugs on offer, including crystal meth, cocaine, hash canada goose outlet in montreal and MDMA.

Liam buys only from Canadian drug vendors, fearing that importing heroin and meth across the border would put him at risk of investigation by the Canada Border Services Agency. For domestic mail, however, police must obtain a search warrant or have reasonable grounds to open packages.

uk canada goose In a recent scan of the site, Dream featured roughly 1,000 listings for drugs that ship within Canada, ranging from opium, morphine and fentanyl to ecstasy, ketamine and date rape drugs. uk canada goose

Canada Goose online don need to go to a back alley Market and other sites like it are likely helping fuel the deadly fentanyl crisis that has rippled across the country, canada goose outlet says Sgt. Mike Lalande of the Calgary Police Service, who canada goose kensington parka uk investigates cybercrime. Canada Goose online

canada goose factory sale “[Given that] the dark web is anonymous, it allows for a very easy vehicle in order for people to buy drugs,” Lalande says canada goose factory sale.

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