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'Very Simple' To Access Dark Net Says Expert From Metro State

DENVER (CBS4)- An expert from Metro State University of Denver believes it's very simple for anyone to access the dark net as authorities conduct a global crackdown involving the hidden websites.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents released a video of items recovered by investigators. The effort is aimed at buyers and sellers of illegal drugs and other illegal items through hidden websites.

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Investigators found everything from drug paraphernalia, prescription drugs and even the illegal transfer of animals like turtles.

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"Essentially you can go to the tour website, download the browser, double click and you're in. It's very simple and it's been that way for a long, long time so people will use it," said Metro State University Professor Steve Beaty.

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The investigation took place in the U.S., Canada, England and Australia.

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