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Sessions: New team will target illegal online opioid sales

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the government is stepping up its struggle in opposition to opioid-related crimes online.

Sessions introduced the established order of a brand new team to disrupt online opioid sales on Monday in Pittsburgh.

He says the objective of the Joint Criminal Opioid Darknet Enforcement team is to close down online marketplaces, and in flip scale back opioid habit and overdoses.

The team will greater than double the FBI’s funding in combating online opioid trafficking.

Sessions says the FBI is dedicating dozens extra staffers to the team so they may be able to focal point at the one factor.

 

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