Police officers arrive at the detention center where a Canadian drug suspect was found hanged Wednesday morning.

BANGKOK — A Canadian man arrested on charges of transnational drug trafficking hanged himself in a police station cell room Wednesday morning, police said.


Police arrested Alexander Cazes, 26, in eastern Bangkok on July 5 following a request from American authorities, anti-narcotics bureau commander Sommai Kongwisaisuk told reporters. He was held at the bureau’s detention center to await his extradition.

According to Lt. Gen. Sommai, a guard checked Cazes’ cell room at about 7am and found him hanged with a towel attached to the door.

Sommai said Cazes was a drug trafficker in the United States who fled to Thailand. The American authorities later forwarded an arrest warrant for Cazes to Thai police, said Sommai.