Darknet marketplaces allow anyone in the world to buy any product listed for sale. While the majority of items bought and sold and these platforms are drugs and contraband, some platforms are starting to weed out dangerous listings. The Darknet Heroes League, a famous deep web market, has banned the sale of fentanyl. This is a big step in the right direction of making these marketplaces a lot safer.
Banning Fentanyl is The Right Thing To Do
For those who have no idea what fentanyl is, it is a product often found in various drugs. While this is not a new element in the drug trade, the number of deaths due to fentanyl overdoses has increased spectacularly. In some parts of the world, the number of fatalities increased by over 600% in the past two years.
It didn’t take long for law enforcement agencies to connect fentanyl and darknet markets. Most opiate products including heroin, are laced with fentanyl. Since the darknet has become the go-to-place to buy drugs online, the connection was not overly complicated to make.
The Darknet Heroes League is taking significant steps to prevent things from growing worse. In fact, the operators of this darknet marketplace have prohibited the sale of fentanyl or any products associated with it. All active listings containing this product had to be removed within 48 hours, or sellers would love their vendor status.
Some people may argue darknet markets should prohibit the sale of drugs in its entirety. While there is a case to be made for this argument, darknet marketplaces create a free market. Anyone can sell anything they want, as long as it is not against the platform’s guidelines.
What is rather worrisome is how this decision could boost the sales of heroin with fentanyl in the coming weeks. While selling fentanyl directly is prohibited, there is nothing in the rules about heroin mixed with this product right now. Darknet marketplace operators walk a fine line between being too strict and doing what is morally obligated.
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