8 More Silk Road Arrests Reported In US, Europe

Law360, Los Angeles (October 8, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- U.S. and European authorities have announced eight additional arrests in connection with Silk Road, an online marketplace through which consumers allegedly used computer-based currency to buy drugs and malicious software without using their names, since last week's arrest of the site's suspected owner.

The U.K.'s National Crime Agency — a newly launched organization aimed at protecting national security — said Tuesday that it had arrested four suspects Oct. 2, just hours after the FBI arrested Ross William Ulbricht, who allegedly created the illegal marketplace. The four...
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