Pakistani – Thai Suspect in Murder of Hans Peter Mack Arrested in Kanchanaburi

Kanchanaburi –

A Pakistani – Thai man who was the last remaining free prime suspect in the gruesome murder of German real estate broker Hans Peter Mack was arrested in Kanchanaburi.

Our previous story:

Thai law enforcement officers have arrested two suspects in the gruesome murder of German real estate broker Hans Peter Mack so far, while still chasing the third Pakistani suspect.

Now for the update:

A team from the Region 2 Police led by Major General Teerachai Chamnanmor arrested the last suspect, Mr. Sahruk Kareem Uddin, 27, a Pakistani national with Thai citizenship.

He was arrested while he was getting off a taxi in Kanchanaburi City before reportedly planning on heading to Myanmar on Wednesday (July 12th). He is as of press time being taken back to the Nongprue Police Station which will take about five hours.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 11th, the Thai police arrested Mr. Olaf Thorsten Brinkmann, a 52-year-old German national, who was also one of the prime suspects and who police allege was the ringleader of the crime.

On Wednesday (July 12th), the Nongprue Police attempted once again to question Olaf. He continues to deny all charges and says he is not ready to say anything unless he has a lawyer of his choice present.

Meanwhile, Thai police did revoke Olaf’s visa to stay in Thailand, which he was not pleased about.

While police were taking Olaf to sign documents to revoke his visa upstairs at the Nongprue Police Station, Olaf briefly met with reporters. They asked him about the incident and Olaf covered his face with his hands and said nothing but ‘Bull Sh-t’ to them. None of the three prime suspects have asked for bail as of press time and it is unlikely that it would be granted if requested, except perhaps for Petra, who voluntarily surrendered and has been described as cooperative by law enforcement.

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

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.