News broke hours ago that the Silk Road, a popular anonymous drugs market, has been seized by the FBI. Ross William Ulbricht allegedly the ringleader AKA “Dread Pirate Roberts” or “DPR” was arrested “without incident” at a public library in San Francisco on Tuesday. Along with Ulbricht’s arrest, around $3.6m of bitcoins have been seized.
Ulbricht has been charged with Nacrotics Trafficking, Computer Hacking and Money Laundering charges. This criminal complaint also alleges that Ulbricht took part in a plot to murder a user of the silk road who threatened to reveal thousands of users identities.
A video, apparently of Ulbricht has been found online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olib3jnvSmw
Many users, particularly the from the Reddit community have expressed their shock and disbelief.