BANGKOK – Australian Guido James Egliti, 70 wanted by Interpol and Australia for an alleged kidnapping and extortion case was apprehended at a hotel in Bangkokâ€™s Sukhumvit area Thursday.
Crime Suppression Division (CSD) deputy superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Annop Prasongsuk said Egliti was apprehended after police receiving a tip-off from concerned citizens in Bangkok.
Crime Suppression officers obtained an order from the national police to revoke his visa and arrested him in a hotel lobby, deputy superintendent Pol Lt-Colonel Annop Prasongsuk said.
Mr. Egliti is accused of conspiring with others in April 2007 to abduct a 58-year-old man, detaining him at a house in Annerley, Queensland, and trying to extort money from him. However, the victim escaped, which led to the gangâ€™s arrest.
Egliti jumped bail and fled to Cambodia where he reportedly committed a similar crime resulting in arrest last year, apparently he once again jumped bail, this time fleeing to Thailand.