LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal authorities in Los Angeles say eight people have been arrested on allegations they ran a secret online narcotics marketplace that sold controlled substances to about 3,000 customers throughout the United States and in 34 countries.
A Department of Justice statement Monday says arrests were made in the Netherlands and Colombia, and domestically in Iowa, Michigan, Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Florida.
A newly unsealed indictment follows a two-year probe led by agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration's Los Angeles Field Division, with assistance from international agencies.
The indictment alleges the defendants were part of a conspiracy to distribute controlled substances around the globe through an online marketplace that allowed independent sources of supply to anonymously advertise illegal drugs for sale to the public.
|Get the ingredients you need to cook with Rach all week long.|
|Full length exclusive concerts from hot artists.|
|Take a break!
Classic Pacman, Frogger, Asteroids and more.
Sell almost anything locally.