The internet and drug markets

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Series Details No.21 (February 2016)
Publication Date February 2016
ISBN 978-92-9168-841-8
ISSN 2314-9264
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The last decade has seen the emergence of new internet technologies that have acted as important facilitators of online drug markets. The internet now hosts a range of virtual marketplaces (both on the surface and deep web) for selling and buying illicit substances, as well as representing a new arena for health and law enforcement interventions. This first EMCDDA investigation into the world of online drug markets brings together state-of-the-art input from over 20 experts — from academia, journalism and frontline practice — and contributes to the knowledge base on this part of the supply chain.

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EMCDDA: Insights: The internet and drug markets [Report, 2016]
EMCDDA: News Release: No 2/2016, 11.02.16: New EMCDDA report: the internet and drug markets
EurActiv, 12.02.16: EU watchdog: Online illegal drug sales following Amazon model

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