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Illegal Drug Sales Flourish on the Dark Web

(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

The Internet is turning out to be a major player in the illicit drug trade. The dark web makes it possible to secretly and discreetly buy illegal drugs, including power synthetic opioids, like fentanyl.

Anyone, anywhere in the country can order from the comfort of their home and have these drugs show up in their mailbox. And right now, the risk of getting caught is extremely low. This has become a serious challenge for law enforcement.

New York Times reporter Nathaniel Popper just wrote about this and he shared his findings on the KOMO Midday News.

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