Internet-facilitated drugs trade

Internet-facilitated drugs trade

An analysis of the size, scope and the role of the Netherlands

Summary

This report aims to investigate the role of the Internet in facilitating drugs trade. Special attention will therefore be paid to the role of Dutch actors in facilitating this trade. The overall aims of this study are:

  • To characterise the scope and the size of Internet-facilitated drugs trade;
  • To identify the role of the Netherlands in Internet-facilitated drugs trade;
  • To delineate potential avenues for law enforcement for detection and intervention.

The study considers trade via cryptomarkets as well as drugs trade facilitated by the clear net. For reasons explained below, the emphasis of the quantitative analysis is on cryptomarkets.

Index

Preface
Table of Contents
Figures
Tables
Boxes
Samenvatting
Summary
Acknowledgements
Glossary

  1. Introduction
  2. Methodology
  3. An introduction to Internet-facilitated drugs trade
  4. The size and shape of Internet-facilitated drugs trade
  5. Shipping routes
  6. Actors involved in Internet-facilitated drugs trade
  7. Detection and intervention of Internet-facilitated drugs trade
  8. Conclusions

References
Appendices

Publication data

Author(s):
Kruithof, K., Aldridge, J., Décary-Hétu, D., Sim, M., Dujso, E., Hoorens, S.
Organization(s):
RAND Europe, WODC
Place of publication:
Brussels/Cambridge
Publisher:
RAND Europe
Year of publication:
2016

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