American Suspect Arrested in Bangkok for Alleged Human Trafficking in the State of Oregon


On May 7th, 2024, the Thai Central Investigative Bureau (CIB) held a press conference regarding the arrest of an American suspect at a condominium in Bang Phlat, Bangkok, who allegedly forced women to work as prostitutes in the United States.

According to the CIB, the suspect, publicly identified only as Mr. Selva, a 37-year-old American, was captured according to an arrest warrant of the Thai Criminal Court on human trafficking, physically assaulting other persons, kidnapping, and other felony offenses.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) coordinated with the Thai Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Attorney General’s Office to inform the CIB regarding the wanted criminal, Selva, who reportedly fled to Thailand.

In response to the request, CIB investigated the case of Selva who was charged with assault in the second degree, strangulation, kidnapping in the first degree, coercion, and other offenses. As a result, Selva would face charges for 11 offenses in total.

According to the CIB, Selva did not report himself to the United States District Court for the District of Oregon at the appointed time after previous bail. He then reportedly had been in Thailand for three months before being arrested.

It was reported that Selva relocated frequently to avoid police arrest and traveled around entertainment districts in Bangkok. Selva also reportedly invited Thai women to his temporary residences, according to the CIB.

Upon further police investigation, the CIB were able to capture the suspect at a condominium in Bang Phlat, Bangkok, and would proceed further with his deportation to the United States.

Kittisak Phalaharn
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