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