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US drug trade rising in dark corners of the Web

Internet sales allow synthetic opioids to reach nearly every region of the country via packages in the mail

No federal agencies have released data on the prevalence of drugs ordered online. But the leading sites are doing far more business than the original Silk Road.

New York

AS the country's opioid crisis worsens, US authorities are confronting a resurgent, unruly player in the illicit trade of the deadly drugs, one that threatens to be even more formidable than the cartels.

The Internet.

In a growing number of arrests and overdoses,...

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