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Australian drug fugitive arrested with fake passport in Phuket bar

PHUKET: Police arrested a 58-year-old Australian man in a bar on Patong’s party street Bangla Rd last night (Sept 13) after the man had spent three years quietly living in Phuket avoiding a warrant for his arrest in Australia on drug charges.

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Tanyaluk Sakoot

Wednesday 14 September 2016, 07:08PM


Phuket Tourist Police and Phuket Crime Suppression officers, working with the Australian Federal Police (AFP), moved in and arrested Robert Gordon Pollybank Gee at Bar Funk, opposite the Tiger Pub bar complex on Bangla Rd, at 11pm.

Gee was wanted on an arrest warrant issued in Australia on July 4, 2012, for drug-possession charges.

To make matters worse for the Australian drug fugitive, Gee was also found in possession of a fake passport.

“We found him at the bar. He was surprised to see us there,” said Police Major Nareuwat Phutwiro, an investigator with the Phuket Tourist Police.

The fake passport Gee was carrying identified him as Canadian national “Roy Greyeyes”, Maj Nareuwat explained.

“He admitted that the passport was fake, but he did not tell us where he bought it from,” he said.

Gee entered Thailand without passing through an immigration checkpoint sometime in 2011, Maj Nareuwat told The Phuket News.

“He has been in Phuket since 2013, and he bought the fake passport to use in order to remain here – until he was arrested last night,” he added.

“Gee was taken to Patong Police Station for further questioning,” Maj Nareuwat said.

 

 

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buster | 17 September 2016 - 06:36:34

Samantha, while you are keen to call criminals low lifes, many are more wealthy and more clever than you are, as long as crime pays, people will commit crime, if you are looking to be happy in a crime free environment, I suggest you wrap yourself up in cotton wool and go back your nanny state, criminals will never listen to you anyway, also this Aussi guy was not hiding is he? I hope someone commits a crime against you.

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Kurt | 15 September 2016 - 11:14:30

Yes Samantha, you are very right!
Your pimple example says it all.  :)
Perhaps it are financial and USA Immigration matters that such people choose for a Asian country?

It is relatively very easy to enter south east Asian countries and get fake passports, avoiding border controls by overland crossing.

Point is, right now visiting Bangla Rd Patong is not exactly keeping low profile with such a 'status'. hahaha

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samantha | 15 September 2016 - 06:46:42

Why do all these lowlife fugitives come to Thailand to hide? Its really stupid because they stand out like a pimple on a baby's bum. Go to the U.S where they don't know a damn thing about Australia or read Aussie newspapers.

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