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Utopia ‘dark web’ drug marketplace seized by Dutch Police

12
Feb
2014

Utopia, a Silk Road-style dark web marketplace accessible only by using anonymity network software, has been seized by Dutch police. The underground marketplace, which launched last week, was intended to become a direct competitor to the second incarnation of Silk Road, and allowed for the secret sale of illegal drugs and other goods. Visitors to Utopia will now see a splash page bearing the words this hidden service has been seized by the Dutch National police. The police are yet to specify what kind of items or services were available through the marketplace, but Wim de Bruin, a spokesperson for the Dutch public prosecution service, said more information on the seizure would be released later this week. Despite the seizure of the main website, Utopias forums remain open for now.

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