'Most-wanted' man arrested
Chiang Mai native Jom Inkaew, an alleged former hitman, was arrested in Khon Kaen Thursday after spending several years in hiding. The 63-year-old Jom is ranked ninth in a list of 29 most-wanted criminals.
Jom, who reportedly began his career as a hitman when he was 21, said he had killed at least 70 people in the North for payments of Bt4,000 to Bt70,000. The suspect has been sent to the Chiang Dao police station for further legal action.