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Pair arrested in Chonburi hotel raid are wanted Liverpool brothers

Thai Immigration have announced details of an armed nighttime raid earlier in the week at a Chonburi hotel.

The men arrested have been named as Joseph Mulhare, 43, and his brother Gregory Mulhare who is 38.

Their arrest followed a cat and mouse game as the pair moved from Pattaya to Bangkok before they were eventually taken in at gunpoint in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

The Thai Immigration website said that the brothers were wanted by the North West Regional Crime Unit in the UK who made representations to the British Embassy in Bangkok.

They are wanted on charges related to dealing in cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, MDMA and cannabis.

The Liverpool Echo in the UK reported that the brothers were originally from the Wirral and had gone to Thailand earlier this month.

Thai immigration discovered they were staying in Soi Bua Khao in South Pattaya at The Link Hotel.

They were often seen frequenting Unique Blue Sports Bar run my Mr Neil Smith.

They discovered they were wanted by the Thai police and subsequently went to Room 305 at The Loft in Pratumnak hill owned by Wirawan Luangleu.

On the 18th of this month the pair paid Wirawan 2,000 baht to take them to Pannee Lodge Hotel in Khao San Road Bangkok.

From here they went to Suvarnabhumi airport attempting to give officers the slip. They changed taxis at the airport and proceeded to Sukhumvit Suites in Asoke back in downtown Bangkok. There they stayed in rooms 405 and 406.

At 10pm on the 19th they checked out and went by taxi to Panda Resort in Don Hua Lor district of Chonburi where they were arrested at 2.30 am the next morning in room B33.

Their visas have been revoked and they are being prepared for deportation back to the UK.

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