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[thejournal.ie] FBI shuts down site that sold $80m worth of drugs, hitmen services and other illegal items. (02 Oct 2013)

URL: http://www.thejournal.ie/silk-road-shut-down-11116...

US authorities the owner of Silk Road, a website which lived on the Deep Web and allowed users buy and sell illegal drugs using the virtual currency Bitcoin.

Ross William Ulbricht, also known as ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’, was detained on Tuesday in San Francisco after the website was shut down, the Justice Department said in a statement.

 

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