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Trends in the availability and type of drugs sold on the internet via cryptomarkets, May 2019 - May 2020

Oct 2, 2020

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC)  released findings from their Drug Trends program in relation to the availability and type of drugs sold on the internet via cryptomarkets - online encrypted marketplaces on the so-called “dark web”.  During the period of May 2019- May 2020, 11 cryptomarkets were monitored. Of these 5 were shut down during this period. Monthly listings increased from 53, 670 to 66,099, a 23% increase across the year. Cannabis was the most commonly sold substance on the cryptomarkets, followed by MDMA, cocaine and methamphetamine. These five drugs made up the majority of the substances sold.  

To read the full bulletin and find out more go to “Trends in the availability and type of drugs sold on the internet via cryptomarkets, May 2019 - May 2020”