Police have seized a boat which belonged to a suspect in the murder of German businessman Hans Peter Mack, 62. Suspects might have planned to dump Mr. Hans’s body in the open sea, said police.
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The Nongprue Police told the Phuket Express that they have seized a speed boat which belongs to Mr. Olaf Brinkmann, 52, a prime suspect in the case. He kept the boat at an unidentified German friendâs home in Soi Pratamnak 5, Pattaya.
The seizure came after the unidentified German man came to the police to show his sincerity after he knew that Mr. Olaf was one of the suspects. He told police that on July 8th, Olaf asked for help to pull his boat that he had originally bought from Soi Nong Krabok 4 to deliver to the Chokchai Garden Housing estate, which is where the dismembered and mutilated body of Mack was found in a freezer.
On July 9th, they pulled the boat to the Ocean Marina Pier but Olaf was not allowed to park his boat at the pier as he did not have legal license documents. The boat was then pulled to a house in Soi Pratamnak 5, Pattaya.
The unidentified German man who assisted with the boat is not a suspect, say Thai police, and was unaware of what the boat was planning to be used for. Police also praised the individual for cooperating with the investigation.
CCTV footage at a fishing shop in Banglamung shows that Mr. Olaf and another prime suspect Mr. Shahruek Kareem Udin, 27, Pakistani/Thai, bought fishing equipment. Police believe that they were planning to go into the sea and dump Mr. Hans’s body in the water under the guise of a fishing trip.
The ongoing investigation also discovered the two suspects visiting a hardware store where police say the two men purchased an electric saw used to dismember Mr. Mack.
The suspects remain in custody and have not been granted bail as of press time.