Thai Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) collaboratively arrested a German-American fugitive on fraud charges in Bangkok.
The suspect was only identified as Mr. Lars, a 48-year-old German-American national, and was arrested today, April 14th, at a condominium on Soi Ladprao 10 in Bangkok’s Chatuchak district.
He was arrested on an arrest warrant issued on April 3rd on charges of collusion in frauds and money laundering.
According to reports, the FBI had launched an operation to arrest high-level executives of an unnamed transportation company in the United States, who had defrauded the company out of over 52 million dollars over the past 10 years.
The authorities were able to arrest 9 individuals who hid across various locations in the United States, leaving only Mr. Lars, the wanted executive, who had fled to Thailand. The FBI then worked together with Thai Police, leading to the arrest of the last suspect today.
Initially, Mr. Lars reportedly admitted to being a person on the warrant. Bangkok Police said they would detain him and deport him back to the US to face punishment.