Dark web profits seized
BANGKOK: Thai police have seized nearly $21 million (R272m) worth of assets, from cars to cryptocurrency, belonging to the late founder of dark web marketplace AlphaBay, who died in a Bangkok jail this month.
Alexandre Cazes, 25, a Canadian citizen, was arrested in Thailand on July 5 at the request of the US. Thai police yesterday confirmed he was the administrator of AlphaBay, devoted to the sale of illicit goods, ranging from computer hacking tools to drugs and weapons.
AlphaBay was widely considered the biggest online black market for drugs, estimated to host daily transactions totalling hundreds of thousands of dollars.