Japanese Man Arrested in Bangkok for Visa Overstay and Threats Against Ex-Girlfriend

Bangkok —

At 10:30 AM, on July 10th, 2024, Muang Thong Thani immigration officers and relevant agencies in Bangkok held a press conference on the arrest of a Japanese national allegedly involved in a transnational crime syndicate.

The suspect, publicly identified only as Mr. Ichiro (30), had overstayed his visa and had threatened to kill his ex-girlfriend, according to the officers.
The investigation began after a Thai woman, whose name was withheld by the police, filed a police report, accusing her ex-boyfriend, Ichiro, of assault and unlawful detention.
Thai Authorities found that Ichiro had overstayed his visa and behaved violently. He frequently sent threatening messages, including photos of firearms and ammunition, as well as videos taken near the victim’s residence, indicating that she was being stalked.
Authorities were alerted that Ichiro, appearing intoxicated and aggressive, was seen near the victim’s home, sending videos and threatening messages from late at night until the early morning. Police provided protection for the victim and monitored the situation closely.

Ichiro’s vehicle was later located on Charoen Krung Road in Bang Kho Laem, Bangkok. Police conducted a search on the suspect’s vehicle and arrested him according to the arrest warrant. He was charged with overstaying his visa, and it was confirmed through coordination with Japanese authorities that Ichiro was reputedly a member of a notorious crime organization in Japan. He, along with four others, had allegedly been involved in kidnapping, assault, and unlawful detention in Tokyo, Japan.
After fleeing to Thailand, Ichiro continued his violent activities until his arrest. He was handed over to investigative officers from the Thai Immigration Bureau for further legal proceedings and eventual deportation and blacklisting from Thailand.

This article originally appeared on our sister website The Pattaya News.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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