Canadian Dark Web kingpin found dead in Thai jail cell

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Canadian Dark Web kingpin found dead in Thai jail cell

Post by buksida » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:44 am

AUTHORITIES in Thailand on Friday said the Canadian co-founder of one of the world’s biggest marketplace on the Dark Web had been found hanged in a police cell in Bangkok.

According to The Nation, the body of 26-year-old Alexander Cazes — the co-founder of Alpha Bay, was discovered in his cell at the Narcotics Suppression Bureau headquarters on Wednesday following his arrest earlier this week.

A police officer found his body after noticing a towel hanging from a toilet door. The case has been classified as suicide as it was believed that the suspect committed suicide.

Cazes’ death came ahead of a deportation hearing he was due to attend and barely days after US authorities have moved to shut down Alpha Bay, leaving many customers speculating that the administrators had deliberately taken the site off the web and running off with their money.

Police Maj Gen Chayapoj Hasunha head of the Narcotics Suppression Bureau’s intelligence division was quoted as saying that the “computer programmer”, who lived a luxurious lifestyle since moving to Thailand eight years ago, was arrested on July 5 at the request of US Authorities.

Thailand’s criminal court had issued an arrest order on June 30 after receiving a request from US law enforcement authorities.

He was also said to have been married to a Thai woman and had been running the Dark Web site where customers can obtain illicit items, from drugs to firearms, over the internet.

With the arrest, police also seized at least four Lamborghini sports cars and three properties worth some THB400 million (USD$12 million).

Source: https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/07/ ... ZGZJTz0.97
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Re: Canadian Dark Web kingpin found dead in Thai jail cell

Post by charlesh » Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Imagine what would happen to Julian Assange.

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Re: Canadian Dark Web kingpin found dead in Thai jail cell

Post by Takiap » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:35 pm

What an unfortunate incident. I suspect that there must be a few Thais who are devastated by this news. :wink:

Simply, in my opinion, another convenient suicide while in police custody.
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