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U.S. Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay
July 20, 2017 / 2:16 PM / in 3 months

U.S. Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department on Thursday said law enforcement would shut down the dark web marketplace AlphaBay, saying it allowed thousands of vendors to sell illegal drugs.

AlphaBay mysteriously went offline earlier this month. It was widely considered the biggest online black market for drugs, estimated to host daily transactions totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Reporting by Dustin Volz; Editing by Bernadette Baum

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