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Alleged gunman in Jimi Sandhu murder arrested in Canada

Alleged gunman in Jimi Sandhu murder arrested in Canada

BANGKOK: One of the suspects in the underworld murder of an Indian gangster in Phuket has been captured in Canada and an application has been filed for his extradition to Thailand.


By Bangkok Post

Monday 28 February 2022, 05:19PM


A security camera image shows two men, one of them believed to be Matthew Dupre, after emerging from bushes and beginning their approach to Jimi Sandhu on Feb 4. 

A security camera image shows two men, one of them believed to be Matthew Dupre, after emerging from bushes and beginning their approach to Jimi Sandhu on Feb 4. 

Matthew Dupre was arrested in Edmonton, Alberta province, on Feb 20, Prayuth Petchkhun, the deputy spokesman of the Office of the Attorney General (OAG), said on Monday (Feb 28), reports the Bangkok Post.

Mr Dupre was being held in detention by the Alberta Court, pending the court’s decision on Thailand’s extradition request.

Mr Prayuth said the OAG was working on bringing him back to stand trial. 

Mr Dupree and an alleged accomplice Gene Karl Lahrkamp, who remains at large, face multiple charges in Thailand, including the premeditated murder of Jimi “Slice” Sandhu in the parking lot of his rented beachfront villa in Rawai of Phuket about 10:30pm on Feb 4.

The two were identified from security camera recordings in and around the crime scene.

The OAG on Monday did not provide details of the two suspects. But Phuket police chief Pol Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikhong has said previously the two were Canadian nationals, aged 37, and they left the resort island on Feb 6.

Mr Prayuth confirmed on Monday that Mr Dupre left Phuket for Canada on Feb 6 and an arrest warrant was issued for him on Feb 11.

The Royal Thai Police Office contacted the OAG seeking his extradition four days later and the Alberta Court issued an arrest warrant for him on Feb 17, leading to his detention. 

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Kurt | 01 March 2022 - 09:47:38

Still a unanswered question. Does Canada extradite own nationals to countries that stil have death penalty? No! Do Thai officials pretend not to know that? Or they really don't know that? Would not surprise of country with class rubber laws. Thailand, don't skip files, get your police killing 'Red Bull' boy first.  Oh, they not want that person, member of 2nd richest Thai family?

Capricornball | 28 February 2022 - 21:49:08

Big mistake sending him back to Thailand.  That will be an opportunity for some crooked cops  to get a sweet retirement-style payday, as well as an opportunity for a thug hitman to be released back into society.

 

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