Feds seize Silk Road drug site, arrest operator: The government has shut down Silk Road, which probably defined the underbelly of the Internet. It seems the owner tried to have someone killed, which proved to be his undoing.
In March, one Silk Road vendor known as “FriendlyChemist” in a series of emails threatened to expose the real names and addresses of 24 website vendors and 5,000 customers if “DPR” did not give him $500,000 to pay off his drug suppliers. DPR allegedly contacted one of FriendlyChemist’s suppliers and offered a bounty if the supplier found him. DPR allegedly told the supplier that FriendlyChemist lived in White Rock, British Columbia with a wife and three children.