FBI Barricades Underground Drug Site Silk Road

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The underground site Silk Road, infamous for selling illicit drugs and worse, appears to have been seized by the feds.

The FBI has allegedly taken down the underground drug site Silk Road, where it was allegedly possible to buy drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin anonymously through a supposedly secure Tor server via Bitcoin. 

According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI, Silk Road raked in about $1.2 billion between February 2011 and July 2013. The alleged mastermind behind it all, Ross Ulbricht, who went by the pseudonym Dread Pirate Roberts, took home almost $80 million alone. Ulbricht is now facing multiple charges

Law enforcement agents were able to make 100 purchases of illicit materials on Silk Road since November 2011. 

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