How effective are police ‘hacks’ of 'Darknet' opioid markets

This seminar will examine the impact of transnational police Operation SaboTOR (March 2019) on opioid supply on Darknet Markets. Such operations attempt to undermine trust among illicit market actors. Previous research shows displacement to new or non-targeted Darknet Markets is likely rather than deterrence. We observe the impact of SaboTOR on the availability of opioids, in particular fentanyl and the countermeasures used by market vendors.