Black Market

Women breastfeed their babies at the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington on February 12, 2011.(Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Breast Milk Sold Online Can Be Tainted With Cow’s Milk, Study Shows

The Internet is a resource for just about anything including a place to purchase human breast milk. A new study shows some of the milk sold online can contain cow’s milk and previous studies have shown high-levels of potentially dangerous bacteria.

04/06/2015

Alcoholic drinks known as "Summer Coolers" that police say were sold at an underground bar in East Oakland. (CBS)

Black Market Bars Selling Booze Popping Up In Bay Area Homes, Garages

It looks like any other house on the block, but inside police say it’s the modern day version of a speakeasy, selling something called summer coolers.

03/10/2015

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Programmer Accused Of Running Online Black Market Silk Road 2.0 Arrested In San Francisco

26-year-old Blake Benthall has agreed to be transferred in custody to New York to face multiple charges for allegedly running the Silk Road 2.0 underground website.

11/06/2014

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San Francisco Ivory Demand Helping Drive Slaughter Of African Elephants

San Francisco is the second-largest market in the country for ivory trinkets.

09/28/2014

Coho Salmon

President Obama Enacts Ocean Preserve, Marking Win For Environmentalists

Vowing to protect fragile marine life, President Barack Obama acted Tuesday to create the world’s largest ocean preserve by expanding a national monument his predecessor established in waters thousands of miles from the American mainland.

06/17/2014

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Conservation Group Claims Google Helping Fuel Illegal Ivory Trade Abroad

A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand: It says the Internet search giant is helping to fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand.

03/05/2013

California Department of Corrections officer looks on as inmates at Chino State Prison exercise in the yard December 10, 2010 in Chino, California. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Deal With Telecom Firm Could Curb California Prison Cell Phone Black Market

With black market cell phones helping some of California’s most dangerous criminals stay connected to the outside world, corrections officials have announced a plan to block illegal cell phone calls by inmates.

04/17/2012

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Two Accused Of Counterfeiting SF Muni Transfer Tickets

Following a CBS 5 investigation, two suspects are charged with orchestrating a counterfeiting operation that was costing the SFMTA thousands of dollars a week.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/21/2011

A 5-Fulton Muni bus. (CBS)

Black Market Selling Illegal Muni Transfer Tickets

Street sellers run a brisk business at commuter hubs all over San Francisco, a black market that sells Muni tickets for half the regular $2 fare.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/24/2011