Sen. Schumer targets Internet narcotics

ALBANY - (AP) - Two U.S. senators said Sunday they will askfederal authorities to crack down on a secretive narcotics marketoperated on the Internet with anonymous sales and untraceablecurrency.

Heroin, cocaine and methamphetamines are among the drugs beingsold in the well-protected website apparently operating for just afew months.

Sens. Charles Schumer of New York and Joe Manchin of WestVirginia, both Democrats, said they asked the Justice Departmentand Drug Enforcement Administration to shut down and investigatethe website, often referred to as the Silk Road after an ancientAsian trade route.

"Never before has a website so brazenly peddled illegal drugsonline," Schumer said. "By cracking down on the websiteimmediately, we can help stop these drugs from flooding ourstreets."

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