Sunthorn Pinnak, a 33yearold man connected to a gold shop robbery in Pattaya, was apprehended in South Korea after nearly a year on the run. Pinnak, who carried a bounty of 80,000 baht and was number 50 on a police blacklist, was also wanted under an Interpol Red Notice for robbery. The arrest took place in Taeangun of Chungcheongnamdo province on September 7. Subsequently, a team of Thai police flew to South Korea to extradite Pinnak back to Thailand on September 18, as reported by Pol Maj Gen Itthiporn Phorthong, deputy chief of Police Region 2.
Accused contract killer Matthew Dupre, wanted for the shooting of Indian gangster Jimi Sandhu in Phuket on February 4, 2022, has been quietly extradited to Thailand to face a murder charge. Last week, 10 members of the CSD’s Hanuman special weapons and tactics unit, led by Pol Col Wichak Tarom, a deputy CSD commander, and 30 members of a Royal Thai Air Force special operations unit, left Don Mueang airport on a special Airbus A340 flight for Vancouver, Canada, to bring Dupre back to Thailand.