Omaha Drug Trafficking Lawyer: UN Targeting Dark Web Sales

As an Omaha drug trafficking lawyer, Daniel Stockmann’s clients are usually picked up along I-80. Most are not Nebraska residents, but rather people traveling through the area who were targeted for their out-of-state plates. Stretches along the interstate, the border, and the panhandle are notorious for being hotspots for law enforcement, but they aren’t the only places being targeted. Right now, the UN has its sights set on taking down drug trafficking on the dark web and the agency is requesting special permissions that may make it much easier for law enforcement to crack down in any country.

The Dark Web is Tough, But Not Impenetrable

It’s no secret that a lot of shady dealings occur on the dark web, tucked away in recesses people can only get to using specialty browsers or via proxies. Those who access sites do so under total anonymity, secure and largely untraceable to the point where sellers openly post what they have available and buyers have no qualms about leaving reviews. With the dark web being what it is, law enforcement can’t generally tell what country a buyer or seller is in, which makes it impossible to know which region’s laws are in effect for searches and warrants. The cloaking used also makes it difficult to pinpoint who is involved, even if law enforcement sets up a sting operation. In fact, the government agencies responsible for taking down Silk Road years ago didn’t crack into the system at all; they simply backtracked the history of the site until they found the first online musings of it, which they then traced to a specific person. In other situations, law enforcement identifies a person of interest outside the dark web and then either hacks that person’s computer or convinces the individual to cooperate.

The UN is Calling for Joint International Agreements to Make Tracking Easier

“Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in many countries are still not in a position to deal effectively with the anonymous online marketplace known as the ‘dark net’,” per the annual report of the United Nation’s Office on Drugs and Crime. Though the report was unclear about how policies may be reformed, it calls for a united front against online drug traffickers, with sharing of information and technology between Member States. It also calls for “legislation to require suspects to reveal passwords/decryption information when charged with an offence.” In other words, all participating nations will be obligated to share information with affected countries and harsh penalties for not decrypting information may also come into play. This makes it much easier to get caught and a whole lot more likely that people will be handing over information with the hopes of leniency.

Contact an Omaha Drug Trafficking Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Daniel Stockmann has been serving Nebraska for nearly a decade. He provides custom criminal defense strategies based on the specifics of each case and has an outstanding track record for ending proceedings before they wind up in trial, as well as for fighting charges aggressively when they do. For a free case evaluation with an experienced Omaha drug trafficking lawyer, contact Mr. Stockmann at (844) 906-0641 today.