USPIS delivers remarks about largest Dark Web opioids operation.


CONTACT: Eric Manuel
TITLE: A/National Public Information Officer
TEL: 202-268-3700

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey A. Rosen and law enforcement officials hold a press conference to announce significant law enforcement actions related to the illegal sale of drugs and other illicit goods and services on the Darknet called Operation DisrupTor.

The Postal Inspection Service was able to shut these vendors down with help from an ever-growing network of partnerships with law enforcement agencies across the globe.  Domestically, Postal Inspectors and Customs and Border Protection agents stationed at international mail processing centers help screen for illicit narcotics in U.S. Mail® and express consignment carriers. Through JCODE, Postal Inspectors connect with resources and intelligence from multiple federal law enforcement agencies, such as Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Department of Justice (DOJ), and Department of Defense (DOD), to help unravel the complex networks of dark web drug traffickers. When cases extend beyond U.S. borders, the Inspection Service looks to the permanent attaché assigned to Europol to give international reach to investigative connections. These partnerships have achieved impressive results in Operation DisrupTor, and will ensure the continued pursuit of anyone who uses U.S. Mail® for illegal means.

DOJ Operation Disrupt Tor


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