The Silk Road was an undercover website where you could buy or sell illegal goods — drugs mainly. I understand passports were changing hands for about $6,000 and weapons too were sold until the spate of shootings in the US over the summer caused the owner to remove this option. The essence of the site was narcotics.

I should say, like our glorious Prime Minister, I may have erred while at university, but now, at age 44, my need for any of the goods offered on Silk Road was pretty much zero. But that didn’t stop my curiosity, and when I first found out about the site a few months back, I went online to take a look … Read on