Police arrest Dutch man in Nana on charge of hiring Thais to extort money from business colleague
Police have arrested a 34 year old man from the Netherlands on a charge that he hired two Thai men to extort two million baht owed to him by a business colleague.
Jerrith Willem van der Veld (name transliterated from Thai) was arrested on a warrant Friday but denies the charges.
A South African man had reported to Hua Mark police on August 10th that two Thai men had come to extort money from him that he owed to Jerrith over a property deal.
The Thais claimed they were police and threatened to plant drugs on him and take him in if he did not pay up.
He went to real police to claim that it was Jerrith who hired the men and a warrant was issued on August 30th in the matter.
Investigations led police to the Chai Tower in Soi Nana Tai, Sukhumvit Soi 4 yesterday.
The Dutch man denies the allegations completely and said he intends to fight the case in court.
The police did not believe him and sent him for prosecution.