U.S. Sen. Charles E. Schumer is asking the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice to launch an immediate crackdown on the underground website “Silk Road.”
He claims it allows users to buy and sell illegal drugs and have them delivered directly to buyers’ homes. The website, which is only accessible through a secret network that hides users’ identities, allows users to purchase illegal drugs easily and conveniently from other dealers and users throughout the country and around the world. Drugs ranging from heroin to ecstasy, marijuana and cocaine can be found on the site.
“Never before has a website so brazenly peddled illegal drugs online, but by cracking down on the website immediately, we can help stop these drugs from flooding our streets,” Schumer said.
In addition to drugs, visitors to the site can purchase illegal firearms. The website even allows users to rate the level of service they receive from drug dealers.