Jeff Sessions Is Crafting a Task Force to Battle Opioid Sales on the Dark Net – News

Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team, with the explicit goal of snuffing out opioid sales on the internet.

While the media and public generally relaxed its interest in the deep web after federal authorities Monday’s press release. “We have already infiltrated their networks, and we are determined to bring them to justice. In the midst of the deadliest drug crisis in American history, the FBI and the Department of Justice are stepping up our investment in fighting opioid-related crimes. The J-CODE team will help us continue to shut down the online marketplaces that drug traffickers use and ultimately that will help us reduce addiction and overdoses across the nation. “

As part of the J-CODE initiative, “dozens” of FBI agents – including Special Agents, Intelligence Analysts, and professional staff – will shift their focus to digging up online opioid sales.

Thankfully, Sessions made no mention of cannabis in his most recent proclamation, but a closer look at the DOJ’s biggest dark net bust illustrates that out of 250,000 listings for drugs on the now-defunct AlphaBay marketplace, only 122 vendors advertised fentanyl and 238 advertised heroin. In other words, the federal crackdown likely had little effect on the proliferation of opioid sales throughout the country.

And while the job of the Attorney General covers, quite literally, the entirety of America’s criminal justice system, Sessions has actively focused on reviving the War on Drugs, despite years of data suggesting that his arrest-first ideals do nothing to actually stem the tide of opioid abuse and overdose deaths.

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