Mancunians smoked out in Silk Road arrests

Men arrested for online drug selling.

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Three men from Manchester have been arrested for their involvement in an illegal drugs website.

The suspects all had roles in the Silk Road marketplace, a black market website that sold a massive range of illegal substances.

All the Mancs are in their 20’s, while a fourth suspect in his 50’s was in Devon.

A screenshot of Silk Road

A screenshot with some of Silk Road’s products

“These arrests are just the start — there are many more to come”, said National Crime Agency boss Keith Bristow.

Silk Road used a virtual currency called bitcoin for users to buy drugs – one bitcoin was worth about £88.

The site was formed in 2011, and was closed by the FBI earlier this month after its founder was arrested in the US.

But reports suggest that a new version of the marketplace could be due to launch very soon.

What users now see when they access Silk Road

What users now see when they access Silk Road