Welcome to drugroutes.com! We guarantee the anonymity of all the users and information on the website. The objective of the project is to map the successful and unsuccessful deals of drugs based on the origin and destination of the deals as well as the types of drugs. This website shows the average rate of success of deals. We would love if you could participate by submitting your own experiences. You do not need to share to view the rates of success. Please tell your friends!

Participation involves the completion of an online questionnaire that asks basic questions about your experiences while buying or selling drugs on the darknet. The aim of this project is to assess how online technologies are transforming the illicit trade of drugs.

The questionnaire should take approximately 1 minute to complete. There is no financial reward for participating in this project. The answers from all participants will be shared on this website in aggregate for you to have access to. The aggregated data will therefore show the most secure and insecure shipping routes when buying drugs on the darknet. Your participation will contribute to a larger body of knowledge that will improve our understanding of the illicit trade of drugs. Scientific communications such as conference presentations and academic papers that are based on the data we collect from you will be advertised and shared on this website as well as through the professional website of Prof. David Décary-Hétu.

Project title: How Online Technologies are Transforming Transnational Organized Crime (Cyber-TNOC)

Researcher: David Décary-Hétu, Université de Montréal

Conditions: To participate in this research project, you must:

  • Have bought or sold drugs on the darknet over the last 12 months
  • Be 18 years old or older

Consent: Your participation is completely voluntary. You can withdraw from the study at any time by simply closing your browser. Consent will be assumed upon the submission of the questionnaire. As all survey subjects must connect to the survey through Tor, it will never be possible to identify you or to remove the data you submitted from the data pool at a later date. The information gathered is strictly confidential meaning that no identifying information will be collected that could be used to match you to your questionnaire results. The information gathered will be stored securely for up to 7 years. After that period, the information will be erased using military-grade disk erasing software.

Contact: David Décary-Hétu
Email: david.decary-hetu [at] umontreal [dot] ca
Email Tor: tnocudem@torbox3uiot6wchz.onion
PGP Key: Available at https://www.daviddh.com/en/david/coordonnees/.
Jabber: tnocudem@jabber.hot-chilli.net
Twitter: https://twitter.com/drugroutes/

Past research: Here are some examples of the past research we have published in the past years.


For any concerns regarding your rights or the responsibilities of the researchers in regard to your participation in this project, you may contact the Research Ethics Committee (Comité d’éthique de la recherche – Société et culture) by email at cersc@umontreal.ca or by telephone at +1-514-343-7338, or consult their website http://recherche.umontreal.ca/participants.

Any complaints regarding your participation in this research project can be addressed to the Université de Montréal’s ombudsman by calling +1-514-343-2100 or by emailing ombudsman [at] umontreal [dot] ca. The ombudsman accepts collect calls.

This research was approved by the Research Ethics Committee (Comité d’éthique de la recherche – Société et culture) at the Université de Montréal. Project no. CERSC-2019-045-P.