La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

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La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

Identity theft, child pornography among top targets for detectives
Detective Josh Newman of the Durango Police Department browses the dark web on Thursday at the station. The dark web is a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network, and it’s here where illegal activity often takes place, such as online black markets to facilitate the sale of firearms, drugs, child pornography and stolen credit card numbers.

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

Detective Josh Newman of the Durango Police Department browses the dark web on Thursday at the station. The dark web is a collection of websites that exist on an encrypted network, and it’s here where illegal activity often takes place, such as online black markets to facilitate the sale of firearms, drugs, child pornography and stolen credit card numbers.

La Plata County officers investigate illegal activity on the dark web

Identity theft and the sale or trade of child pornography are some of the most common crimes committed by La Plata County residents on the dark web.
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