In separate cases, Thai police apprehended a French national for alleged theft against a Belgian victim and arrested another Myanmar suspect for alleged human trafficking in the Phetchaburi province, central Thailand, on May 13th.
Phetchaburi Police rounded up a French suspect identified only as Mr. Patrick on suspicion of theft against a Belgian man, Mr. Laffel C, yesterday at his residence in the Phetchaburi province.
The suspect allegedly stole the victim’s backpack in which he kept seven valuable belongings worth a total of 150,000 baht and escaped, Thai media reported. However, shortly after the victim filed a report, police put an arrest warrant on Patrick, leading to his arrest yesterday.
Patrick did not release an immediate plea or statement regarding the charges.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Phetchaburi Police also arrested another alleged criminal, Mr. Ton (last name withheld by police), 31, of Myanmar nationality. He was arrested on human-trafficking charges in Phetchaburi after he allegedly partook in smuggling 50 illegal Myanmar workers into Thailand.
Although the police were able to intercept the transportation of workers to southern Thailand’s Chumphon province, Ton managed to escape arrest. The officers then put an arrest warrant on him and successfully rounded him up in the Phetchaburi area yesterday.
The two suspects are separately undergoing legal process as of press time.