What to do when you can't sell drugs on the "darknet" any more? Why, sell them on the regular internet, of course, writes economist and freelance journalist Jason Murphy.
Remember Silk Road? It was an online drugs marketplace on the “darknet” -- a shady and hard-to-find part of the internet where anonymity is valued.
In 2013 the FBI infiltrated and shut down
Silk Road. Many thought that was the end of online drug trafficking.
They were wrong. Instead of going further underground, online drug dealing bubbled up to the surface. It is no longer happening on the secret “darknet”. It’s happening right here, on the regular internet.
This is a screenshot from Craigslist, a trading website. All across Australia, there are drugs ads on Craigslist.