Police in South Korea arrested 178 people for buying or selling marijuana through the internet.
The Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency (SMPA) arrested 178 people for buying or selling marijuana through the darkweb or social media. The arrests are the result of an ongoing crackdown on internet-based drug trafficking.
Police seized 12 kilograms of marijuana, 136 grams of synthetic marijuana, and 302 ecstasy pills during the operation.
Of the 178 suspects, only 12 face drug trafficking charges. The remainder face charges for purchasing or possessing marijuana. Most of the suspects are between the ages of 20 and 30.
“Police attributed the demography to more opportunities for younger people to buy and sell drugs through the internet and social media. The SMPA has said it will continue a broad clampdown on drug trafficking on the internet through the end of October.”
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