Illegal Drug Sales Online Growing, Study Says

Online trade in illicit drugs via the hidden marketplaces known as cryptomarkets is growing, with revenue having doubled and transactions having tripled since 2013, according to a study carried out by RAND Europe, a policy research institute, and commissioned by the Dutch government. Monthly revenue of these marketplaces is estimated at between $12 million and $21.1 million, based on the listed prices on eight of the largest ones.