Suicidal elderly turn to illegal drugs site

The shadowy Silk Road website used globally to source party pills is now being used by elderly Australians to obtain euthanasia drugs.

Australian Dr Philip Nitschke, dubbed "Dr Death", and his group Exit International have released a how-to guide for the online black market and claimed some members had already used the site to import phenobarbital.

The move comes in response to the increasing ability of Customs to intercept euthanasia drugs entering the country.

Silk Road is mainly known for its trade of illicit drugs