Australian law enforcement authorities have suspended the work of two cryptocurrency exchanges involved in drug trafficking. It is stated in a joint press release reporting analytical centre of the transaction (AUSTRAC) and the Australian Federal police.
According to representatives of the departments, arrested 27-year-old man being “a key participant of the cryptocurrency platforms”, whose activities are now suspended. He is accused of “importation, trafficking and possession of 30 kilograms of illicit substances, including MDMA, cocaine, methamphetamine and ketamine”.
Law enforcement officers believe that the man coordinated the work of a criminal syndicate who sold the drugs through different sites on the darknet, taking payments with bitcoin.
Recall that last year, Australian regulators have tightened control over the exchanges and ICO.