Feds Nab Alleged Leader of “Silk Road” Online Drug Market

Federal agents in San Francisco arrested the alleged ringleader Tuesday of a secretive Internet drug market known as the “Silk Road,” seizing $3.6 million in digital currency, according to a criminal complaint unsealed Wednesday.

The case offers fresh evidence that the U.S. government can sometimes track down cyber criminals even if they use advanced encryption techniques and other methods meant to keep Internet traffic anonymous.

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