>The Argos commander, Insp Jon Rouse, said it had led to “significant rescues of children globally” and the arrest of “serious criminal child sex offenders”.
I agree. The producers were abusing children, lots of them. Running the site allowed the police to identify a lot of the producers, so they can be arrested and locked up.
>Imagine if the DEA secretly busted a whole cartel, and turned into the largest producer
The police did not produce any material.
Trying to compare illegal drugs to child exploitation is absurd.