Silk Road and the online drugs trade  – Truthloader Investigates

Silk Road and the online drugs trade – Truthloader Investigates

What if I was to tell you that there was a
huge online trade in illegal drugs and services happening right now under the noses of the
police. What if I were to tell you that accessing that black market was as easy as installing
a web browser and what if I were to tell you that the police are almost powerless to do
anything about it. We spoke to a number of people who’ve used this black market and they
told us of their experiences. So, here’s Sam’s journey into the darkweb. The internet, with just a quick search you
can buy almost anything… almost. But what if you want something a little less legitimate?
Like say, some heroine. Well actually there is a place for that too but just like in real
life you have to go underground. Welcome to the darkweb. It’s the side of the internet
that you just can’t get to through Google or standard browsers. It can only be accessed
through easy-to-find specialist software which sends your signal down a maze of routes making
it almost untraceable. It was designed for political activists and those who didn’t want
the government tracking their actions, but it’s frequented by criminal elements including
child pornography rings, gangs claiming to be hitmen and very real drug dealers. “Something special came in the mail.” Libertarian vlogger Adam Kokesh of Adam vs.
The Man amazed his subscribers by buying hallucinogenic DMT on one such site, the Silk Road, and inverted
commas ‘enjoying it’ online. So just what is the silk road? Well it’s the
eBay of the illicit world in which buyers and sellers anonymously exchange drugs, books
and paraphernalia. Adam says it’s an inevitable product of our times. “Fortunately the Silk Road is a great solution
to what is merely a temporary problem. The drug war creates a need for an online anonymous
marketplace where you can evade that accountability. It just shows how futile the drug war is when
people want to take control of their body chemistry and if you try to stop them from
doing that, they’re going to find a way.” The site trades in an encrypted currency developed
for computer games but bought and sold in real life, known as Bitcoins and users rely
on a feedback system to ensure dealers are legitimate. “I feel much more safe consuming substances
or anything that I would buy from Silk Road then ideally even at a grocery store. You
have solved one of the problems of the black market which is lack of accountability. Anytime
you point guns at people for what is normal economic activity and say well if you do that,
you exchange those goods and services we’re going to lock you in a cage, you have a great
problem that is created and that is that of accountability. On the Silk Road you have
both perfect anonymity for the sellers as well as perfect accountability because you
have an account where people can be rated, where they can be held accountable if something
goes wrong. So for a dealer on the black market outside of the Silk Road, yeh there’s a little
sketchiness to that because someone could sell you something and then disappear but
on the Silk Road people actually have reputations and their business is based on their reputations.
It is a near perfect system. Now I don’t want to say that if you have something delivered
to your door nothing bad will happen to you because that’s not true but you do have plausible
deniability and it is very difficult for them to prosecute in cases like that. It’s not
perfect, but it’s still a heck of a lot safer than buying on the street.” But that doesn’t mean you can’t get burned
buying drugs online. In Spring 2012 one of the Silk Road’s most trusted buyers under
the name Tony76 launched a fire sale of cut price drugs whilst demanding up-front payment
rather than the usual method of putting money into a digital holding pen. Buyers, trusting
his good name, bought drugs thought to be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars which
never arrived because Tony vanished taking the cash with him never to be seen again.
Likewise there’s nothing to stop law enforcement leaving bad feedback or selling fake drugs
themselves exploiting the one kink in the system’s armor that the often paranoid buyer
and seller have to trust each other. But questions over trust and the obvious illegality of many
of its products aren’t the Silk Road’s and other websites like it only conundrum. There’s
an obvious moral question. Is it right that drugs should be freely available online for
anyone to get their hands on. An adult making a decision about what to put in their body
is one thing but what’s to stop a 12-year-old from buying cocaine for example then either
using it or selling it at school. Silk Road claims not to sell anything that could harm
others but that means nothing to the end user who may just have found an easy supply to
sell on. But how about this for an interesting twist? Assuming some people are always going
to take illegal substances, could the Silk Road’s very active community forums actually
be a tool to engage with and encourage safety among the drug use community? Tim Bingham
is an independent researcher who also has links to the Irish Needle Exchange Forum and
he says the site could be a useful tool to encourage those who want to use to do so responsibly
and help those who want to quit. “There’s a load of information on the forums
and there’s some very good information on the forums as well around safety. A lot of
the people engaged on the forums are, have an awful lot of knowledge and they are prepared
to share that knowledge with other people, to keep other people safe. I mean you’ve got
people, you’ve got people… there’s a thread on how can I, you know, if someone wants to
reduce their drug use and reduce what they’re taking how can they do that safely and other
people engaged in that will say it’s safe to take x drug with x drug. There was a thread
recently on Benzos and how can I come off Benzo’s safely. I think part of it is a new
era for, even for drugs workers, I think drugs workers actually start engaging on these sites
because you’re engaged with a cohort of users that wouldn’t necessarily be presenting these
services. I think that’s another interesting step for us to be taking.” So what do you think? Have you used the darkweb
to buy drugs? Is it safer, or is the anonymous marketplace more of a danger to society than
the identifiable drug dealer? Comment, post your video responses and there’s always subscribe,
like and share… the video that is. Not drugs. That’s illegal.


  • Ross Egan

    October 21, 2018

    You see if they legalised drugs then tobacco and alcohol sales would plummet and there would be less diseases and very little need for so many police and laws.people would wake up from the trance because weather you like to admit it or not certain drugs can show you the your mind so to speak

  • Good luck everyone

    October 22, 2018

    I hate drugs but ended up buying a nine year old Indian boy


    October 23, 2018

    Fact. Drugs were made illegal when alcohol prohibition ended to employ the people. They used an alcoholic Dr to say drugs were a threat to the world. All the war on drugs has done is make the USA a prison state and kill millions of people


    October 23, 2018

    Alcohol is the worst drug. Oh politicians and Drs are alcoholic!

  • Matt Franks

    October 25, 2018

    I can't work out how to get on the bloody thing !!!

  • todd lecher

    November 4, 2018


  • Jim Bo

    November 7, 2018

    Is this blues clues

  • Lonnie Richman

    November 7, 2018

    Where to get Xanax?

  • Gorilla Braudcast mind mutants

    November 11, 2018

    This is all coming down soon I'm afraid. A lot thes young punks that are vendors are conspiring with weird foreigners with criminal records and posting pics online of cash stacks and expensive cars. Cops stat sniffing around soon after. AlSo using the post office is super risky. They can intercept a package and put a rfid sticker in and track it right to ur home. Vendors selling fentanyl pressed pills also add to the problem

  • Dave Pawson

    November 17, 2018

    You order drugs but they take Back Page escorts down? Makes no sense. When did pussy or cock hurt anymore?

  • Ken Walker

    November 18, 2018

    Shit my drug dealer is 12 yrs old

  • Kevin Turner

    November 22, 2018

    Just go to ur local methadone clinic.. and hope it don't close out d blue for some b.s. reason!

  • James Alton Farmer II

    November 22, 2018


  • dean mccaskill

    November 24, 2018

    I need someone to help me do this please. I promise its for personal. I promise I’m not a rat. Save your self righteous crap. Either help me or leave me alone. Thanking you in advance. Oh and if you’re a policeman and want to bust me? Please get a life. Leave me alone i wont bother anyone but me.


    November 28, 2018

    Silk Road has been shut down.

  • Jonathan Rogers

    December 3, 2018

    What's to stop a 12 year old buying coke n selling it at school??? First 12 year olds don't normally have a 100 quid to buy a gram. And as for selling it at school what's said kid gonna do split it into 20 bits n sell it at a fiver a bag for zero profit. Lol

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    December 4, 2018

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  • john racheal

    December 6, 2018

    Interested in drugs without necessarily getting on the dark web ?

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  • usakicksass

    December 9, 2018

    Let's buy our drugs on the street where theres no violence. Fuckin rat

  • Brothers Keeper

    December 11, 2018

    Sshh dont tell everyone you big snitch. Youre gonna ruin everyones fun.

  • Ll Cooljay

    December 11, 2018

    Do not buy this stuff online. Yes its easy, yes its available. But you dont know what you're getting, or who you are getting it from. You could snort anthrax and die and nobody would ever be able to track your purchase.

    And if that doesnt happen you could end up with a federal charge because you are using the mail system to transport drugs.

    Understand there are fake websites, and fake sellers. It is 100 times easier to get it illegally on the street. And it doesnt take as long, silk road will take weeks if not months to ship over a package, small or large. If you want drugs, get them off the street, its a lot easier to track people down

  • TheBullHere

    December 12, 2018

    Why is this shit on my recommended

  • Stephen Blackwell

    December 13, 2018

    Boy things really changed in the last 6 years
    The dark web got lit up

  • Dodoflyer Gaming

    December 13, 2018

    2:11 "The site trade in an encrypted currency developed for computer games."

  • TheJer1963

    December 19, 2018

    What are we up to now, Silk Road 3 or 4? Silt Road pretty much died after the FBI busted them and shut them down. Just a good way to get ripped off today. TOR was also made for use by the Navy when it first started.

  • Corey Roks

    December 19, 2018

    How do u buy drugs off dark web.

  • Teresa Rickard

    December 23, 2018

    All Bull Shit

  • Beth Johnson

    December 24, 2018

    You idiot the CIA had a small compartment dealing drugs, if your referring to allowing the poppy/ her ion trade in Afganistan that’s is because we would be thrown out of that country by every farmer due to the fact it’s thee only crop! We know the war on drugs is a failure but it now employs to many people to quit! And the CIA doesn’t need to deal drugs as an organization for cash, they have all they need happy times idiot

  • John devant

    December 28, 2018

    anyone got any good Es in london

  • Kimbel Brittany

    December 29, 2018

    I only buy from the dark web with the wickr appp, you can download the app at your app store or google store create a free account then contact the wickr name ….wufrank .He has been my dealer for 6 months now and he is quite reliable.

  • Alen P

    December 29, 2018

    Government has easy way of “giving back” to the community after taking it from them first lol 😂

  • jay

    December 29, 2018

    Hey yor we got some fresh stoff for ya!

  • SunriseLAW

    December 30, 2018

    Tor was created by the US government. Bitcoin blockchain stores details of all transactions. It is a government 'pawnshop' operation.

  • Joshua Bull

    December 31, 2018

    Got a website?

  • Randy Marsh

    January 2, 2019

    Fuck child predators and molestors !!!!!!

  • ant banks

    January 3, 2019

    All I need is some Xanax.. 💰 💰 💰

  • Extra Vegetables

    January 6, 2019


  • TBI Firefighter

    January 6, 2019

    Drug use should be a Mental Health issue and not a Law Enforcement issue, our Jail beds should be Reserved for Real Criminals like Murderers, Burglars, Rapist and Child Molesters. I own my body and should be able to put in it whatever I want as it is my body and it does not belong to my Government.

  • the Rocky Reina Show

    January 7, 2019

    is this stillaround

  • Daniel Son

    January 9, 2019

    Gym enhancements???

  • Abraham Blincoln

    January 10, 2019

    that 12 year old remark is a thumbs down for the whole video. besides silk road is long defunct

  • Og kush

    January 25, 2019

    Black Friday sales ? ahahhahahha

  • andrew campbell

    January 25, 2019

    Silk road was shut down

  • Marc Roy

    January 28, 2019

    Theres a few incorrect informations and false dilemmas, if your interest is to get more informations about TSR, There are better videos.
    Don't bother looking for videos for sopcific Versions of it (like 2.0-3.0, etc…) The principle of the website remains the same.

  • Nihulistic99th

    January 31, 2019

    Fuck yeah, time to buy a shitload of Meth.

  • Jade Gordy

    February 1, 2019

    ok…… how do i get there??

  • David Cohen

    February 2, 2019

    Wow if I got bitcoins when this video came out.

    Anyone else here in 2019?

  • Toxic Bitch

    February 5, 2019

    What’s the Website? And what’s the strongest Stuff? Looked up websites before they only have stupid stuff.

  • James fritz

    February 6, 2019

    Sounds like bullshit!

  • Dawood Mullins

    February 6, 2019

    Hey man I know it sounds abit on the radar but hopefully they don’t see me asking this but can anyone help me with this? I want to purchase some benzodiazepine for my anxiety and also some sleeping tabs (zopiclone) don’t want no class A. Doctors ain’t dishing them out here in London, wankers! Anyway abit of help would be appreciated

  • Forever young

    February 8, 2019

    Well things like this got shit closed down

  • winston ledford

    February 8, 2019

    can kill them

  • Banjo Danko

    February 9, 2019

    Just as people have lost the art of growing their own food. As if your DOC. was brought into existence from another planet. Sit down do some research use your brain. Gather the tools and the source for what it is you are wanting your self altered with. Grow the damn thing. Then execute the extraction. Its fucking gardening and chemistry. Not rocket science.

  • d mar

    February 12, 2019

    [email protected] please help thxu

  • Azleah Alpin

    February 18, 2019

    Where is the link😂


    February 21, 2019

    Can i also buy cameras for cheap??
    Anyone plzz

  • MAKLYA LV BILLY Bickerbottoms

    February 23, 2019

    What's today's now silk road if silk road is it legit im so sick of this town's low life dealers no one can do shit or anyone right .

  • Michael Weyhrach

    February 25, 2019

    Whens the coast guard and the dea gonna come off their confiscated kilos????? Addicts would have a reservoir of dope that could last a long time….

  • Osama bin Gangsta

    February 28, 2019

    Remember “Tony” well someone much more smarter than him cause up to his blockchain and gave him a special delivery that left a crack mess and exit wound to the front of his noodle for thinking he could get away with stealing black market money….

    Moral of the story, don’t be “Tony”.

  • Yoda Gaming

    March 2, 2019

    The underground drug market is still growing stronger every day! 🙂

  • digital warfare

    March 4, 2019

    If the elites of the world would just give me unlimited heroin I'll let them do whatever they want.

  • Point

    March 6, 2019

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    If you want to support our work then we're on Patreon too: ​@t​

  • Jason Torrens

    March 6, 2019

    Bruh bit coin was so cheap back than

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    March 11, 2019

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  • PooDot StinkPants

    March 12, 2019

    Yes but can we buy a vowel?

  • iHCSx

    March 14, 2019

    When someone commented that he bought there u gotta be retarded to make that public lol

  • Adrian G

    March 14, 2019

    Ahhh those good old days are gone

  • jeff wolf

    March 16, 2019

    I love the idea of the Silk Road

  • Mark Markem

    March 20, 2019

    Yes… as easy as installing a web browser… my ass.

  • Gm 4L

    March 21, 2019

    I’m shopping here for my next Xanax re up

  • Chuck Gates

    March 25, 2019

    Click Bait

  • Nobody like me

    March 27, 2019

    Look it's not near perfect by any means but yea it's safer to an extent because you go to give a name and address for deliverys and some sellers maybe big but still could selectively scam People, it's a gamble but one that usually pays off. Try small bits first and go from there .
    This information I found by accident and im in no way interested or condone this behaviour and will not be accountable for the actions of anyone reading this.

    Good day.

  • NM E

    March 27, 2019

    So it’s the shit still up or what??

  • Doc Holiday

    March 31, 2019

    now that silkroad is shut down.Does anyone know who took over?

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    April 9, 2019

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    April 9, 2019

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  • Лина Мерцающая

    April 13, 2019

    Actual marketplace for 2019 (tor): stlthbaycm3ip4xg .onion

  • BimBam

    April 29, 2019

    legalize – request ID – problem solved – … – pharma industry bankrupt – … – problem solved

  • Hug Life

    May 12, 2019

    This video is a bait! Don’t get fooled! I’m sure these people have their sites! Don’t get fooled!

  • Allison Thompson

    May 13, 2019

    Umm hello don’t be doing this it messes with those who actually use these Darknet sites I made a similar video and CGMC was attacked and shut down so unless you want a lot of angry people delete this video it’s what I did with mine. I was also a member of CGMC and I hope that my fellow GMC people are safe tonight

  • vule john

    May 29, 2019

    Oder your psychedelic
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    June 5, 2019

    The feds are in on this drug trade too. If most of the pre-cursors are DEA watched for LSD. So that means there has to be some people working on the inside.

  • Illicit Music

    July 13, 2019

    Ummm actually 99% of bitcoin sellers require an identification to buy and sell bitcoin and I’m pretty sure people who don’t ask for ID wouldn’t sell bitcoin to a 12 year old. Also if a 12 is smart enough to install Tor, a vpn, g t money and get bitcoin, find the correct site links, set up an account and learn how to use PGP encryption, and place there order, I’m pretty sure they’re smart enough to not buy and use cocain.

  • gavin west

    July 25, 2019

    don't u have to have a bank account to buy bitcoin then exchange the bit bitcoin for drugs i don't know any 12 year olds with a credit card i do know 12 year olds with cash so in a way i suppose it's safer

  • george leonard

    August 7, 2019

    Nothing welcome to the real world 🕶️

  • Jamal Graham

    August 14, 2019

    Where Can I Get Buy Drugs

  • mike delaney

    August 19, 2019

    This still a safe way to get stuff! Street prices on meds and government rules chocking the docs is killing pain patients like me. Need help

  • CY On The Beat

    September 20, 2019

    I highly doubt a 12 year old was on Silk road buying anything let alone Coke

  • Tony Neville

    September 22, 2019

    All that lost and wasted bitcoin…

  • D Me

    October 1, 2019

    If you buy drugs online, don't start whining like a bitch if you wind up dead.

  • iiike

    October 13, 2019

    4:15 Kink in one's armor? I think they got the idiom wrong…

  • Cryo Gyro

    October 14, 2019

    Silk road is done for, the feds in America infiltrate it regularly now.

  • Jarred Prusener

    November 1, 2019

    This is what you get when the government is not involved, A safe, trustworthy and easy to use website with cheap, pure and high quality drugs. Every problem with buying drugs is instantly solved with a system like this.

  • Christian Petillo

    November 12, 2019

    How do I get access to something like this??

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    November 26, 2019

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    December 4, 2019

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  • sory4beinanonymous

    December 22, 2019

    “Police are almost completely powerless” RIP silk road

  • sory4beinanonymous

    December 22, 2019

    If it was legal it would be even more safe. Potency would be guarunteed and it could be age restricted to 18 – 21 – 25… i also love the harm reduction aspect of people offering each other help on the forums. Unfortunately the government doesnt see it this way…


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