FBI Seizes Silk Road Online Drug Marketplace, Arrests Alleged Founder

Posted On 03 Oct 2013
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The FBI has shutdown Silk Road, the most popular online marketplace for drugs, and arrested the site’s alleged founder — a man known as the “Dread Pirate Roberts” — who reportedly had millions of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin.

FBI spokeswoman Kelly Langmesser confirmed both the seizure and the arrest during a phone call Wednesday. Langmesser said FBI agents arrested Ross William Ulbricht Tuesday at the Glen Park branch of the San Francisco Public Library at 3:15 p.m. local time.

“We’re doing multiple searches on silk road severs and we’re also in the process of seizing the Bitcoin,” Langmesser told Mashable.

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