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Swiss Man Wanted for Spreading HIV Arrested in Koh Samui, Thailand



BANGKOK – Tourist Police deputy Commander Pol Maj-Gen Surachate Hakparn, told a press conference today that a Swiss national wanted in his country for spreading HIV virus has been arrested by immigration and tourist police.

Pol Maj-Gen Surachate said the suspect, identified as Gerber Enzo, was rounded up among dozens of foreigners by tourist police and local police during the so-called “X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner” operation in Ko Samui on March 14.

The operation aimed to crack down on illegal immigrants sneaking into the country, and foreigners overstaying their visas in Thailand.

The press conference today was also participated by representative from the Swiss Embassy.

Pol Maj-Gen Surachate said Mr Enzo was wanted in his country for spreading HIV virus to women.

Mr Enzo had earlier been arrested in Hua Hin in 2013 for bank robbery in Switzerland in which he took $670,000 in cash at gunpoint.

The Department of Special Investigation which arrested him in 2013 had seized the suspect’s 5-million-baht house; bank accounts with 4 million baht money; 60,000 Swiss francs (about 1.8 million baht); 13.5 baht-weight of gold jewellery worth about 263,000 baht; and 19 vehicles, including cars and motorcycles.

He snuck back into Thailand again after serving his 2 year and six month jail sentence before being arrested on March 14th.

Source: Thai PBS

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