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The infrastructure of AlphaBay – which operated for over two years on the dark web and was used to sell deadly illegal drugs and other goods – was seized by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), and involved cooperation and efforts by law enforcement authorities in Thailand, the Netherlands, Lithuania, Canada, the United Kingdom, and France, as well as the European law enforcement agency Europol. The investigation into AlphaBay revealed that numerous vendors sold fentanyl and heroin, and several overdose deaths across the country have been attributed to purchases on the site. AlphaBay was also used to sell stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and toxic chemicals throughout the world. Alexandre Cazes (also known as Alpha02 and Admin), 25, a Canadian citizen residing in Thailand, was arrested by Thai authorities on behalf of the US for his role as the creator and administrator of AlphaBay.