An online black market used by ‘several thousand drug dealers’ has been shut down, the FBI has said.
Silk Road was taken offline after the underground site’s alleged owner, Ross William Ulbricht, 29, was arrested at a public library in San Francisco on Tuesday. Ulbricht, also known as Dread Pirate Roberts, has been charged with conspiracy to traffic drugs, computer hacking and money laundering.
‘Silk Road has emerged as the most sophisticated and extensive criminal marketplace on the Internet today,’ said FBI agent Christopher Tarbell. He added the site was used by thousands of drug dealers to sell ‘hundreds of kilograms of illegal drugs’.
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