Thai police have announced the arrest of three foreigners in Bangkok and Udon Thani.
In the first case a 59 year old Pakistani man known as Jimmy Rais or Rais Ahmed Baksh was apprehended in Soi 24 in Ramkhamhaeng district where he ran a coffee and food shop that police say was a front for illegal activity.
The cops said he was producing ketamine for sale in Thailand and making fake credit cards and passports using information gleaned from customers visiting his shop.
A whole host of credit card copying equipment was seized along with 628 grams of ketamine. Also seized were four cars, one motorcycle and 10 million baht in other assets.
The police are also taking to “Jimmy’s” wife and son.
Meanwhile, in Surawong Road, Bang Rak, police arrested 35 year old Russian Rustam Abdurakmanov after information received from the Russian Embassy.
He had been working as a martial arts exponent in Thailand.
He was wanted on a warrant from his homeland for involvement in three armed robberies using military weapons that netted a total of 1.2 million baht.
The third arrest dated back to the shooting of a Malaysian businessman in Hat Yai, southern Thailand, on December 4th 2015.
Lee Ah Han was gunned down in his Mercedes Benz S300. His wife Mayuree Thipmanee was injured but survived the attack that was carried out also using military weapons.
Arrested in Mark Khaeng sub-district of Udon Thani yesterday was 40 year old Malaysian national Tan Wun Jen who the police say ordered the shooting.