Silk Road Sellers Around The Globe Getting Arrested
from the as-expected dept
- In Seattle, the FBI arrested 40-year-old Steven Lloyd Sadler in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue. Under the name Nod, Sadler was allegedly one of the Silk Road's favorite dealers of cocaine, heroin and meth. Sadler was busted after one of his customers in Alaska was busted and started cooperating, according to Brian Krebs.
- In the UK, authorities arrested three men in their 20s and one man in his 50s on drug offenses related to the Silk Road. "More arrests are expected in the coming weeks," according to the BBC.
- In Sweden, two Helsingborg men were arrested for allegedly selling cannabis on the Silk Road.
Either way, expect many more such arrests, though it's doubtful that this will slow down such hidden markets. In fact, I wonder if the publicity around the Silk Road crackdowns will actually end up attracting even greater interest in this arena -- in part from more organized crime operations that can more effectively hide their actions.