WARNING: This podcast contains conversations about drugs and their procurement.
It was the ‘eBay of drugs’, a billion dollar empire. Behind it was the FBI’s Most Wanted Man, a mysterious crime czar dubbed ‘Dread Pirate Roberts’. SILK ROAD lay at the heart of the ‘Dark Web’ – a parallel internet of porn, guns, assassins and drugs. Lots of drugs.
With the click of a button LSD, heroin, meth, coke, any illegal drug imaginable, would wing its way by regular post from any dealer to any user in the world.
How was this online drug cartel even possible? And who was the mastermind all its low roads led to?
On Word For Word today Dean speaks with investigative journalist Eileen Ormsby about her new book “SILK ROAD” – a stunning true-crime story in the present day with a truth that explodes off the page.
Keep up to date with All Things VICE and visit Eileen’s blog.
SILK ROAD is published by Pan MacMillian and is available in paperback now.
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