The Department of Justice announced hundreds of arrests in Operation SpecTor, which targeted opioid and fentanyl traffickers on the dark web.
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The Justice Department announced Tuesday the arrests of 288 people and the seizure of 117 guns and 850 kilograms of drugs in an investigation of online fentanyl trafficking that spanned three continents.
Besides the guns and drugs, authorities seized $53.4 million in online currencies. The case called Operation SpecTor was investigated across the United States, Europe and South America.
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