This case is not very significative in term of Bitcoin but it set a presendent by the Manhattan District Attorney of turning insignificant cases into bigger than they really are.
The numbers reported by the DA might seems extravangant and send a message to criminals who are above those numbers the belief that they are insulated.
The Manhattan District Attorney has been going after the technology by deflecting his shortcoming by scaring his technologically uneductated electorate.
Manhattan District Attorney Press Releases
A Top Dark Web Drug Ring Goes Down - Thanks to ATM (Wired Magazine)
How a Dark Web Drug Ring Was Uncovered After Suspicious A.T.M. Withdrawals (New York Times)