Contents of the Piilopuoti web server seized by Finnish Customs – major breakthrough in the anonymous Tor network
Finnish Customs has seized the “Piilopuoti” web server in cooperation with foreign authorities, and seized the contents of the server. The web server was operational in the Tor network since 2022.
The Finnish-language website that sold narcotics opened on 18 May 2022. The site operated as a hidden service in the encrypted Tor network. The site has been used in anonymous criminal activities such as narcotics trade. As a rule, the narcotics sold on the site were smuggled to Finland from abroad.
During the preliminary investigation into the case, Finnish Customs has conducted extensive cooperation with German and Lithuanian authorities, as well as Europol, the European Union Agency for Criminal Justice Cooperation (Eurojust), authorities of other countries, and various police units in Finland.
The criminal investigation is still underway. At this point, Finnish Customs and our international cooperation partners will not provide any further information on the matter.