Alexandre Cazes, believed to be behind dark net marketplace AlphaBay, has been found dead in a Bangkok jail cell.
The suspected co-founder of AlphaBay, one of the largest dark web marketplaces, was found unresponsive at Thailand’s Narcotics Suppression Bureau.
He was due to meet prosecutors pushing to extradite him to the United States just an hour before they found his body.
Police say that evidence points to Mr Cazes taking his own life, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
Surveillance camera footage of the cell indicated no signs of physical assault, Police Major General Surasak Khunnarong said.
His father Martin Cazes said it was difficult to believe that his son would take his own life.
“For my father’s heart it’s hard to accept that my son committed suicide… under police surveillance, it’s…