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Assets worth more than Bt726m seized from late founder of AlphaBay

Jul 24. 2017
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By Kittipong Maneerit
The Nation

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Authorities have confiscated more than Bt726 million worth of assets belonging to the late founder of “dark net” marketplace AlphaBay, who hanged himself in a Bangkok jail on July 12.

Deputy National Police Commissioner General Chalermkiat Sriworakhan said it is believed that Alexandre Cazes, a 26-year-old Canadian with an IQ of 142, and his network might have owned at least Bt10 billion through shady deals. 

His Thai wife, Sunisa Cazes, is now facing charges of money laundering. The couple’s assets include several luxury homes and luxury cars. 

 The couple was arrested on July 5 at the request of the United States, where the AlphaBay founder was wanted on 16 charges. 

Several countries, including Canada and Lithuania, joined forces in the crackdown on AlphaBay. Many believe it is the biggest online black market for illegal drugs.

Narcotics Suppression Bureau’s chief Pol Lt General Sommai Kongwisaisuk said Cazes’ death would not affect the ongoing investigation. 

Born on October, 1991, Casez was a computer whiz. He first came to Thailand in 2010. AlphaBay was established in 2014, which at present has more than 200,000 members. 

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