On October 25th, 2023, Thai Crime Suppression Division (CSD) officials captured an alleged Swiss fugitive on a criminal court warrant at a house in Mueang, Kalasin.
The alleged suspect was publicly identified only as Mr. Alfred, a 64-year-old Swiss man, facing charges of Manufacturing or Distributing Controlled Pharmaceuticals or Stimulants and Money Laundering in accordance with the Swiss Confederation Criminal Code.
According to the police report, the Thai police officers received coordination from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that Switzerland had a request to track down Alfred from a case of illegally producing or distributing stimulants which are often used in bodybuilders, drugs to increase sexual performance, and appetite suppressants.
During the investigation, it was found that Alfred had fled to Thailand in 2015 and had been hiding in Kalasin before being arrested.
Initially, Alfred reportedly confessed his wrongdoings to the police officers and was escorted to a criminal court for further legal proceedings and a likely eventual return to Switzerland.