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Ricin letter sent to US President is connected to Silk Road’s merchant

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The United States Department of Homeland Security identified one of the suspects that mailed poison-laced letters to the President Barack Obama, earlier this year, as a drug seller that usually operated on the Bitcoin-exclusive illegal marketplace Silk Road.

According to Nextgov, the information was revealed by a message sent to the Senate committee, which recently requested information on the risks and benefits of cryptocurrency, within a hearing that was held this Monday (18).

Brian de Vallance, acting assistant secretary for legislative affairs at the Department of Homeland Security, included the following information in the letter to the lawmakers: “of recent noteworthy interest was the determination that the suspect who had sent ricin to

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