THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

American drug suspect arrested in Thailand after 25 years on the run

CHIANG MAI: Immigration police announced the arrest of an American drug suspect, who had been living under the identity of another person for 25 years. The man was arrested in Chiang Mai where he resided since 2013.


By The Phuket News

Saturday 23 March 2019, 01:21PM


Immigration police announced the arrest of Bruce McIntire who had been on the run for 25 years. Photo: Immigration Bureau

Immigration police announced the arrest of Bruce McIntire who had been on the run for 25 years. Photo: Immigration Bureau

Immigration Chief Lt Gen Surachate Hakparn announced the arrest of Bruce McIntire, 67, yesterday (Mar 22).

The arrest proper was conducted on Feb 28 in Chiang Mai where Mr McIntire had been living for six years under the name of Mr Thomas.

The foreigner's quiet life in Thailand finished when he had to contact the American Embassy to get a new passport. The Embassy check revealed that the man's document was fake and he in fact was a fugitive wanted on drug-related charges in the USA. Further fingerprint check confirmed the real identity of Mr McIntire.

Mr McIntire is now facing deportation to the USA, Gen Surachate confirmed.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

Pascale one wonders why the cereal is allowed. Emails to the Editor get no reply. I think Mr Cereal ...(Read More)


Tour boats blamed for widespread reef damage

Yup, the greedy, selfish locals are moving on to destroy the next beautiful island. They only care a...(Read More)


Phuket residents flame Governor over water shortages

Reservoirs that are empty. PWA having to pump water from private sources. Water pressure so low that...(Read More)


Phuket residents flame Governor over water shortages

A resident said: 'W have not had enough water since March 21! We have spent all our money on buy...(Read More)


Phuket residents flame Governor over water shortages

"“We are holding a meeting right now here at Provincial Hall about solving this problem and f...(Read More)


Mains water supply outage announced

""No water supply,no electricity,by temperatures around 37 degrees....."Silly,couldn&...(Read More)


Hunted seastead couple ‘traced to Tarutao’

If all the thai constructors/builders, and Officials did not acted so heavenly against any thai law ...(Read More)


Hunted seastead couple ‘traced to Tarutao’

Pulling out the big guns over what appears to be the "Mother of all Misunderstandings". Gr...(Read More)


Welcoming HMAS Canberra: Australian Navy head to Phuket for training and community activities

There are those people willing to join hands for a clean up and there are those who prefer to sit on...(Read More)


Tour boats blamed for widespread reef damage

These damages were not caused during the past Songkran, but over years of ignorant and reckless tour...(Read More)