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Alleged Alphabay Admin Found Dead in Bangkok Jail

On July 12, news sites in Thailand reported that a 26-year-old Canadian man had died in a Bangkok jail. The news spread quickly and the world soon learned the man’s identity: Alexandre Cazes of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. Alphabay marketplace disappeared when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police raided locations throughout Trois-Rivières, hunting for “computer equipment.”

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Police in Thailand arrested Cazes on behalf of the FBI on July 5 for undisclosed drug crimes. The 26-year-old had lived in Thailand for years as a fugitive, but he lived well, according to media reports. He owned several houses, multiple high-end vehicles—including a Lamborghini—and had $12m in combined assets. His father, Martin Cazes, admitted that his son created illegal websites and made a fortune with Bitcoin, but did so “without bad intentions.”

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  • “His company’s website(s), however, disappeared with the Alphabay servers. Nevertheless, LinkedIn provided a skillset which pointed towards only one thing: that Cazes had the skills required to fill the role DeSnake performed.”
  • “[Cazes’s] business addresses were in locations searched by the RCMP on July 5. On top


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