UPDATE: Canadian Suspect Extradited to Thailand for Alleged Murder of Indian Man in Phuket 

Phuket –

An important Canadian suspect was sent back to Thailand after he allegedly murdered a Canadian – Indian man in Phuket.

Our previous stories:

A Canadian man was shot to death with about 10 bullet wounds found on his body at a pool villa in Phuket on February 4th, 2022.

Two prime suspects who are wanted for allegedly killing an Indian-Canadian national at a Phuket villa had already fled the country, the Royal Thai Police announced yesterday, February 10th.

A ‘Red Notice’ arrest warrant is being issued for two wanted alleged foreign shooters who are accused of killing a Canadian-Indian national at a Phuket villa in late January, the Royal Thai Police reported on February 12th, 2022.

A wanted Canadian suspect who allegedly killed a Canadian – Indian man in Phuket over alleged organized crime and gang disputes died in an Ontario plane crash last weekend but was first reported to the press Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.

Now for the update:

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reports the Alberta Court in Canada has judged to send the suspect Mr. Matthew Dupre back to Thailand for legal action. They and Royal Thai Air Force Officers went to Vancouver, Canada to pick up the suspect, Mr. Matthew Dupre. The plane arrived at the Air Force Base at Don Mueang International Airport, Thailand on Sunday night (May 28th).

More than 100 Thai and Canadian officers secured the airport. During the transportation from the airport to the police office over a hundred police officers strictly secured the route as well, due to fear of possible threats against the life of Mr. Dupre to prevent him from testifying.

Mr. Dupre is an important suspect with an Interpol Red Notice. He is a former soldier involved in transnational organized crimes who committed crimes in many countries around the world, according to police involved in his case. He was a ‘Contract Killer’ or gunman, who was hired by many crime organizations for various activities, say police.

His testimony is crucial to catch “bigger fish” involved with the gang-related murder that took place in early 2022 in Phuket which police state is a transnational gang-influenced crime.

Please see our linked articles earlier in this story for further details about this case.


The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, owned by our parent company TPN media.


Help support The Pattaya News in 2023!
Need legal advice or a lawyer? We can help. Click here.

See more information about listing a property with us by clicking here.

Want to advertise with us or inquire about promoting your business, event, charity, or sporting event? E-mail us at Sales@ThePattayanews.com

Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.