I was at a party a few weeks ago and one of the guys mentioned that he recently purchased drugs online. He didn’t mention which site or how much he paid for them but it got me interested. I always knew illegal drugs were available online but didn’t know how easy to were obtain. I don’t do drugs but I was curious to see what is out there. I did a quick Google search and came across a few articles about Silk Road.
I’m baffled that a site like this can continue without the authorities shutting it down. Apparently there has only been one conviction so far – from what I’ve read – in which the Australian authorities intercepted a package and raided a house in which they found passwords and user name to the website along with packages of drugs. Other than that they seem powerless. They dealers are apparently sophisticated enough that they can conceal packages from most border controls.
I have to agree thou – it looks like a better system that is in place now. Which implies risking your safety meeting a dodgy dealer down some back alley. It would also cut down on a lot of the gangland killings as dealers are competing with each other online and will have to come up with a clean product. Through Silk Road you buy directly from the supplier cutting out the middle man. I can out on average about half a dozen middle men. Users also have the option to read reviews of the product which would give a better idea of what they are buying and if it was highly contaminated / mixed with dangerous substances such as rat poison.
So what do you think?
Mods notes that I have absolutely no affiliation with this website. I don’t do drugs and completely condemn the use of illegal drugs. It just amazed me that a site like this exists.
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Sure a friend told you all about this!!
Way to long to read at this hour of the morning.
If its so easy to just send stuff in the post why is there a big thread about 2 20 year old girls in jail in peru?
It's not as simple as going to the Silk Road website or anything.
You first have to access something called the Deep Web (god knows) and pay with some crap called Bitcoins.
Basically the thing looks so complicated it gave me a headache.
summarize it in 2 sentences please.
Its news? that people are buying drugs on line after the head shops closed down!
I don't know how it could be stooped.
Ah yes, good old *.onion.net. Crazy place, and a great yoke to stay away from.
These appear to be young professional types who haven't had their lives disassembled by taking drugs yet.
Your average junkie probably can't wait for the post.
Its called recerational drug use to make it sound better and to distance themselves from the junkies.
Not doing drugs is an even cheaper, healthier, and much less dangerous way of working.
Great insight. Can't believe more people haven't thought about this.
Yep. Sometimes the simplest answer is staring you right in the face.
Because before someone in The US/Europe can post drugs from their apartment to someone on the other side of the world, they need to get their product. They have to source a supply for a product before they can sell it on, and that is where mules come in. The lads selling over Silk Road are buying their 1kg at a time from the same place the local scumbags supplying their junkie clients are, they aren't growing the stuff themselves.