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Two foreigners arrested, Thai woman wanted in connection with Taiwanese murder

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Two men, one from Cameroon and the other from Myanmar, have been arrested for alleged involvement in the murder of a Taiwanese man found dead in a Bangkok hotel room last week. He had been bound and gagged and police suspect he was tortured.

The Phuket Express reports that a 21 year old Burmese man and 40 year old Cameroon citizen have been arrested in the Bang Na district of the capital. The Phra Khanong Criminal Court had issued arrests for the unnamed men, on suspicion of being involved in an intentional murder.

It’s understood the Burmese has admitted to the charge, explaining that he applied for an online job and an unnamed Thai woman instructed him to follow someone and provide her with information, saying he would be paid for doing so.

The Cameroon national has denied the charge, saying he’s a language teacher who was recruited for a similar job. The men claim the Thai woman met them at a coffee shop with another unnamed foreigner, reportedly a Vanuatu national.

The woman told them the Taiwanese victim was very wealthy and she needed money from him. The suspects claim the woman told them to extort money from the victim, but insist they had nothing to do with his murder, insisting he was alive, albeit tied up, when they left his room.

An arrest warrant has now been issued for the woman, who the Metropolitan Police have named as Napassarada Eakpattarahiran. The authorities have released her photograph, calling on the public to help find her. Meanwhile, police searching the room of the Taiwanese victim have found two safes containing lots of fake US banknotes. They also found a counterfeiting machine.

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SOURCE: The Phuket Express

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