A suspected Brittish drug trafficker has been arrested as police arrived by speedboat on Koh Samui in a bid capture the wanted man.
Jonathan Moorby, 45, fled England before he was due to stand trial for smuggling drugs into Thailand. He was found guilty in his absence of trafficking cocaine, amphetamines by the kilogram to the Kingdom.
Surat Thani police were joined by agents from Interpol in the arrest. Mr. Moorby was found to be in possession of a fake passport, using the identity of a Belgian citizen, Goossens Wouters.
He was detained at the request of the UK police where there is an outstanding warrant for his arrest, issued by Teeside Crown Court in December 2014.
The authorities acted when they received a tip-off that Moorby’s son would be travelling to see him in Thailand. The son was followed by officers right to his father’s hotel room. But the fugitive had moved on to Koh Mad Sum, where he was arrested at a local resort.
Source : Thephuketnews
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