Immigration police have arrested two foreign nationals for separate alleged crimes committed outside Thailand, and are set to deport them to face prosecution in their countries.
At a press conference, police said they had arrested Italian Trubia Giuseppa at the request of the Italian Embassy. Giuseppa was sentenced to a six-year term for raping a woman by a Florence court but fled to Thailand, police said. He entered Thailand through Nong Khai from Laos on February 11 and stayed in hiding in Pattaya, where he was arrested recently.
The other suspect is Taiwanese man Chen Kuo-Shun, who was arrested on Tuesday at the request of Taipei police. Thai police said Chen fled during his court trial, in which he was indicted for possessing 190,000 amphetamine tablets and an illegal drug weighing 81 kilograms, with intent to sell. He was originally sentenced to a 10-year term and was appealing against the decision when he fled.
Chen entered Thailand on February 20 and stayed in hiding in the Lat Phrao area of Bangkok. He was arrested at a shopping mall in the area.
After the arrests, both men had their permission to stay in the Kingdom revoked by Immigration Police, who will soon hand them to the authorities in their respective countries.