Pattaya Daily News

09 February 2012 :: 08:02:42 am 61933

Pattaya Police Catch US Fugitive Wanted For Drug Related Crimes

The Immigration office in Pattaya, Chonburi province arrested an American drug criminal hiding in Thailand.
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Pattaya, February 7, 2012 [Pattaya Daily News]; Pol. Col. Choosak Panusumporn, Immigration office Chonburi province together with Pol. Lt. Col. Praphansak Prasarnsuk and a police team arrested an American citizen: Mr. Dray Matthew Pleuger age 36 wanted for drug related offences in the United States.

Pol. Lt. Col. Praphansak Prasarnsuk, Deputy Superintendent with his team had spotted Mr. Plueger sitting in a bar at Soi Pattaya 5. Upon investigation Mr. Plueger said that he had lost his passport.

Pol. Lt. Col. Praphansak Prasarnsuk had co-ordinated with the US embassy in Bangkok and knew that Mr. Plueger had left Thailand on October 7, 2010 via the immigration at Nongkai Thai-Lao
border.

In Laos in went to the US embassy in Vientiane but his passport was confiscated on October 8 2012 due to a US arrest warrant.

Thereafter Mr. Pleuger entered Thailand illegally and stayed under the radar for two years until he was arrested by the Pattaya immigration police.

Mr. Plueger was detained with an arrest warrant issued by a court in California. He is charged with possession and sales of drugs and related crimes. Mr. Pleuger faces deportation to the USA as soon as possible.

Reporter : Kong Siptis   Photo : Kong Siptis   Category : Crime News

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