Thai police: Suspected Silk Road consigliere to be sent to US soon

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On Thursday, Thai authorities told reporters they plan on extraditing Roger Thomas Clark, the Canadian man accused of being a top adviser to Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht.

"We caught and detained him and he is being held by immigration police in Bangkok," said Songpol Wattanachai, a deputy spokesman for national police, according to Reuters. "We are in the process of sending him back to the United States as America asked for him. We can send him back in about a month."

Clark, who was arrested last week in Thailand, has been criminally charged in the United States with one count of narcotics conspiracy and one count of money laundering conspiracy.

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