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In cooperation with law enforcement officers from 16 EU member states, including prosecutors from Lithuania's Prosecutor General's Office and criminal police investigators, US officers have shut down an illegal international online trade network.
Lithuania helps shut down illegal international online trade network
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According to the Lithuanian Criminal Police Bureau, 17 traders and administrators were arrested as part of a joint operation on Thursday, and 410 online sites that operated on the anonymous TOR network were shut down.

US officers also closed the TOR site Silk Road 2.0 and arrested its administrator.

Around USD 1 million-worth Bitcoins as well EUR 180,000 in cash, drugs, gold and silver was seized during the operation.

The sites used to sell banned goods and services, including drugs and guns.

Operation Onymous was coordinated by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation, immigration and customs institutions, the Department of Homeland Security as well European institutions, including Europol and Eurojust, the European Cybercrime Center and other law enforcement agencies.

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