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2007-10-19 00:00:00

By SUTIN WANNABOVORN BANGKOK, Thailand - The Canadian schoolteacher who became the world's most wanted suspected pedophile was arrested by police Friday in northeastern Thailand, police said. "Bingo! We've got him," police Maj. Gen. Wimol Powintara told The Associated Press. The suspect, 32-year-old Christopher Paul Neil, was arrested in the northeastern province of Nakhon Ratchasima and was expected to be brought to the capital, Bangkok, later in the day, Wimol said. Neil was identified...

2006-08-22 11:47:30

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Tuesday they had detained 169 North Koreans in a raid on a house in a Bangkok suburb after neighbors became suspicious of the number of people in it. "This is the biggest single arrest of North Koreans" in Thailand, Police Major General Pramoj Pathumwong told Reuters. The North Koreans, mostly women and children, had entered Thailand illegally and were staying in the house with 16 compatriots who had travel documents from the United Nations...

2006-08-20 04:49:20

By Prapan Chankaew BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police escorted American schoolteacher John Mark Karr to Bangkok airport on Sunday for deportation to the United States to face charges in connection with the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and tie, Karr, 41, looked composed as he was taken from his cell in Bangkok's immigration department to a police van for the drive to the airport. He was due to board a Thai Airways flight direct to...

2006-08-20 04:38:42

By Prapan Chankaew BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police escorted American schoolteacher John Mark Karr to Bangkok airport on Sunday for deportation to the United States to face charges in connection with the 1996 murder of child beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey. Dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and tie, Karr, 41, looked composed as he was taken from his cell in Bangkok's immigration department to a police van for the drive to the airport. He was due to board a Thai Airways flight direct to...

2006-08-17 01:23:16

By Nopporn Wong-Anan BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police said on Thursday they had arrested an American suspected of the grisly Christmas 1996 murder of six-year-old beauty queen JonBenet Ramsey, which triggered a U.S. media frenzy. They identified him as John Mark Karr and handed out photocopied pictures of the bespectacled man with a receding hairline taken in an interrogation room. He was arrested on an American warrant, which sought his arrest for murder, kidnapping and sexual...

2006-05-11 06:36:00

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An American English teacher is due to be expelled from Thailand on Friday after serving a year in a Thai jail for sexually molesting youths and will be tried again in the United States, a senior Thai policeman said. Immigration Police chief Suwat Tumrongsiskul said he did not know what charges Steven Erik Prowler, 57, who was caught last year at his apartment after having sex with two teenage boys, would face in the United States. Under the American legal system,...

2005-11-07 02:44:10

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested a New Zealander, two Hong Kong citizens and a Thai for trafficking around 88 pounds of heroin, a crime which carries a possible death penalty. The heroin, which had an estimated street value of $4 million, was originally smuggled into Thailand from the notorious Golden Triangle drug-producing region of western Myanmar and northern Laos. Police said the Hong Kong duo, aged 42 and 21, took the heroin in late October to the southwestern...

2005-10-13 06:43:47

BANGKOK (Reuters) - An Algerian wanted in Britain for an alleged connection to the July 7 London bombs was jailed for three years in Bangkok on Thursday for forging passports, Thai officials said. Atamnia Yacine, 33, arrested in the Thai capital in August with 180 fake French and Spanish passports, was guilty of making false travel documents, officials said. "He pleaded guilty in court and got a three year jail term," Police Lieutenant Colonel Chaisit Deesuk told Reuters. Thai...

2005-08-03 03:58:41

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police arrested a British man of Algerian descent on Wednesday for having more than 450 fake passports from several European countries. Police said the 35 year-old was arrested early on Wednesday at Bangkok airport while in transit from the southeastern Thai resort island of Samui to Amsterdam and ultimately to Glasgow in Scotland. "He confessed that he bought the fake passports from a Pakistani man in Thailand's famous Samui island for 3,000 pounds," the...