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(CBS)

18 Arrested In Silicon Valley Drug Ring Investigation Tied To Mexican Cartel

Prosecutors in Silicon Valley say authorities have arrested 18 people and seized methamphetamine, cocaine and drug labs as part of an investigation into a major drug distribution ring with ties to a Mexican cartel.

04/24/2014

Ross William Ulbricht of San Francisco during an interview on YouTube. Ulbricht is accused of running the Silk Road, a black market website where people bought and sold illegal drugs and services. (YouTube / CBS)

Witnesses Describe Dramatic Arrest Of Alleged Drug Kingpin Inside SF Library

The dramatic arrest inside a San Francisco public library of a man accused of running an underground drug website has become the talk of the neighborhood.

10/03/2013

Ross William Ulbricht (CBS/YouTube)

Feds Arrest Alleged Online Drug Kingpin At San Francisco Public Library Computer

A hidden website operated by a San Francisco man became a vast black market bazaar that brokered $1.2 billion in transactions for illegal drugs and services, according to court papers made public on Wednesday.

10/02/2013

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Authorities Say Santa Clara County Is Heroin Hub For Mexican Cartels

The land of high tech has also become ground zero for the distribution of heroin and other narcotics to the rest of the nation, the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.

05/17/2012