Dutch OM takes bitcoins Silk Road traders seized




The Prosecution bitcoins seized for the first time in the Netherlands and confiscated. That happened in a case concerning an ecstasy gang of Groningen and Drenthe, drugs sold through the now rolled marketplace Silk Road.

Bitcoin A total of 147 bitcoin seized, which today is worth about 100,000 euros. The suspects were arrested in April, however, when their bitcoins still generated only 20,000 euros together. The Public Prosecutor has declared forfeited bitcoins, which means that the title has been transferred to the prosecution, and exchanged for euros, writes the newspaper of the North Friday in its paper edition. What bitcoin exchange-this is used is unknown.

The bitcoins were an ecstasy gang of Groningen and Drenthe, who Ecstasy traded through the marketplace Silk Road, which was rolled up last fall. The ecstasy dealers, however, were all arrested in April last year, when the site was still online. How the Public Prosecution, the ecstasy dealers on the track has come, is unclear, but the bitcoins were on a USB stick that was confiscated, let OM know the local paper.

When reeling Silk Road multiples was captured in bitcoins. On the server market, where both legitimate and illicit goods could be bought, nearly 30,000 bitcoins were seized with a value of around 20 million. In addition, the U.S. government has even taken on the Silk Road-founded nearly 150,000 bitcoin seized, converted around 100 million euros.


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