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Contents of Sipulimarket web server seized by Finnish Customs – breakthrough against the anonymous Tor network

Publication date 11.12.2020 12.06
Press release

Finnish Customs has seized the web server and contents of the Silpulimarket trade site in its entirety.

Finnish Customs has seized the Silpulimarket web server in cooperation with foreign authorities. The web server was operational in the Tor network since 2019. Based on information uncovered in the preliminary investigation, Finnish Customs has also carried out a bitcoin seizure.

Significant amounts of narcotics and other illicit goods have been sold via the trade site Sipulimarket. Sipulimarket was the only actual Finnish-language trade site selling narcotics in the Tor network after the trade site Silkkitie (Valhalla) was closed down by Finnish Customs in the spring of 2019.

During the preliminary investigation, Finnish Customs cooperated extensively with Europol and with authorities in other countries.

The preliminary investigation of the case is still underway. At this stage, Finnish Customs and the international cooperation partners will not provide any more information on the matter.

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