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Canadian Roger Thomas Clark “Alleged Silk Road Mentor” Arrested in Bangkok

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Roger Thomas Clark, accused of being “a senior adviser” of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht, has been arrested in Thailand

Roger Thomas Clark, accused of being “a senior adviser” of Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht, has been arrested in Thailand

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BANGKOK -Roger Thomas Clark, a 54-year-old Canadian has been arrested in Thailand through a joint operation of the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, and Drug Enforcement Administration and local Thai police.

He’s been charged with narcotics trafficking and money laundering, crimes that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, and now faces extradition to the U.S.

Roger Thomas Clark, who authorities said went by the online moniker “Variety Jones,” was arrested on Thursday to face extradition on US charges stemming from his role in helping Ross Ulbricht​, Silk Road’s convicted creator.

Prosecutors said Mr Clark, 54, was described by Ulbricht as a trusted “mentor” who regularly advised him on the management of Silk Road, a website that allowed users to anonymously buy drugs using the virtual currency bitcoin.

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