Feds: Top Silk Road drug site aide arrested in Thailand

Dec 5, 2015 11:53 AM by News Staff

NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New York say a top aide to the Silk Road drug website's founder has been arrested in Thailand.

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says 54-year-old Canadian citizen Robert Thomas Clark awaits extradition to the U.S.

IRS Special Agent Gary Alford writes in a complaint unsealed Friday that Clark helped sell heroin, cocaine and other drugs online between January 2011 and October 2013.

Ross Ulbricht was sentenced in May to life in prison for his role creating what authorities have described as an online shopping mall for drugs and other illegal items. They say Clark gave the San Francisco man the nickname "Dread Pirate Roberts," a reference to the swashbuckling character in the 1984 film "The Prince Bride."

No attorney was listed for Clark in court records.

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