Foreigners Brought in for Questioning
On the evening of July 10th, two foreigners were summoned to Nong Prue police station in Bang Lamung district for questioning regarding the disappearance of German property broker Hans Peter Ralter Mack. The identities and nationalities of the two individuals were not revealed, and they arrived at the station accompanied by their lawyers. According to Pol Col Tawee Kudthalaeng, the Nong Prue police chief, both foreigners refrained from providing statements, insisting that their attorneys would represent them in future legal proceedings.
In addition, a woman who was suspected to be connected to Mr. Mack’s disappearance had been previously brought in for questioning. She also declined to cooperate and asked her lawyer to act on her behalf.
House Search and Suspicious Financial Transactions
Later that same evening, Pol Maj Gen Theerachai Chamnanmor, chief investigator of Provincial Police Region 2, led a team of immigration and tourist police officers to search a house at the Chok Chai Garden 2 housing estate in tambon Nong Prue. The house, number 21/302, is owned by one of the suspects. Armed with a court warrant, the officers thoroughly inspected the property but found nothing out of the ordinary.
Sources have indicated that investigators discovered suspicious financial transactions amounting to roughly 2 million baht that could be related to the disappearance of the German businessman.
Timeline of Events and Missing Vehicle
Hans Peter Ralter Mack, 62, has been missing since July 4th. His Thai wife, Piriya Boonmark, reported that he left their home at the Swiss Paradise housing estate in Pattaya to meet a foreign property broker whom he had recently become acquainted with. He had been driving his Mercedes Benz at the time. The family filed a missing person report with the police on July 5th, and later offered a reward of 3 million baht for information leading to Mr. Mack’s whereabouts, along with an additional 100,000 baht for any details on his car.
On the morning of July 10th, the silver Mercedes-Benz E350 coupe was discovered by police in the CC Condominium parking lot on Khao Noi road in tambon Nong Prue. It was noted that the interior surfaces of the vehicle had been wiped clean with a chemical cleanser.