The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a huge rise in online shopping, amid months of shop closures and orders to stay at home.
Amazon’s profits doubled in the second quarter of 2020 and then more than tripled for the first three months of 2021 – which gives you a picture of just how many packages people are ordering.
We live in a world where you can order almost anything to your door online – including illegal drugs.
More than one in 10 drug purchases made during the UK’s first national lockdown were made on the dark web, according to research by Release.
A survey by the drug education charity found that 13% of these buyers had not used the dark web before the pandemic, and that 26% planned to use it if what they were looking for was unavailable locally.
Release says this signals a shift towards these online markets during the pandemic, …