Dark web site Black Hand shut down by France
PARIS - Agence France-Presse
The "Black Hand" site, accessible only with special software, was broken up and its chief administrator and several other people arrested, public accounts minister Gerald Darminin said in a statement.
Four suspects were being questioned June 16 in the northeastern French city of Lille.
As well as equipment, false identity documents and some cash, officials also gained access to the Black Hand server and its stored data.
Darminin said more than 3,000 people used the site, "which confirms the very active nature of this French site".