UPDATE: Famous Formerly Escaped Thai Prisoner Arrives at Nakhon Si Thammarat Airport Coming from Indonesia

Nakhon Si Thammarat –

A prominent escaped prisoner directly arrived at Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport from Indonesia.

Our previous stories:

Police are hunting for a Thai prisoner who escaped while he was being treated at a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat in October 2023.

The Thai Department of Corrections has increased the amount of a reward from 100,000 baht to 1,000,000 baht for anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of a prominent escaped prisoner in South Thailand.

A male suspect who helped a prominent prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat flee a hospital and evade police was arrested while the prisoner himself is still on the run.

A prominent escaped prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat is still alive after an extended gun battle with Thai police on a mountain range in Trang.

A prominent escaped prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat who made a daring escape last year and later engaged in a gun battle with police, escaping again, was reportedly arrested in Indonesia on Thursday (May 30th).

Now for the update:

On Tuesday, June 4th, at 5:40 P.M., a Gulfstream G550 luxury charter flight, with a capacity for 16 passengers, arrived directly from Indonesia at Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport.

Onboard was the previously escaped prisoner, Chaowalit Thongduang, also known as ‘Pang Nanod’. A contingent of over 200 officers and ten vehicles were present at the airport to secure his transfer. He was subsequently escorted to Nakhon Si Thammarat City Police Station, located approximately 26 kilometers from the airport, where he is currently being held.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Phuket Express, 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.