Sacramento-Based Federal Task Force Targets Drug Sales In Dark Corners Of Internet
Cracking down on illegal drugs being shipped through the mail has become a larger nationwide priority in the effort to curb the opioid crisis. “The criminals have moved to a new place, and we want to make it very clear that we’re coming,” U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said.
New Federal Task Force Aims To Crack Internet Drug Markets
The vendor was known as “CokeWave” on a hidden corner of the internet, and the packages would arrive in the mail with return addresses like “Amazon Logistics,” “Hobby Lobby” or “Marvel Hobbies.” But tucked inside the priority mail flat rate boxes were vacuum-sealed Mylar bags containing cocaine and marijuana that federal agents had ordered online from the “Dream Marketplace.” (Stanton, 10/3)