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“Pickled cabbage” man arrested at Bangkok Airport

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A South Korean wanted for running an online betting business has been arrested at Suvarnabhumi airport. 


Immigration chief Lt-Gen Sompong Chingduang was pictured announcing the arrest by a vinyl board that said the suspect – a Mr Song – came from the land of “kimchi” – spicy pickled cabbage, the national dish of Korea. 

Such language is usually reserved for the salacious headlines of the Thai press rather than police billboards, notes Thaivisa.

Thirty eight year old Song was named in a warrant issued by the Seoul Central District Court in May 2017 and an Interpol red notice.

Naew Na reported that he had first come into Thailand in November 2016 and since then had been frequently in and out of the kingdom.

His latest entry was on a flight from Laos to Suvarnabhumi in July of this year when he was given permission to stay until 24th October. He left no residential address.

After contact from the South Korean embassy immigration were waiting for his departure and he was arrested at the airport trying to fly out to Malaysia. 

In contrast to recent reports from Naew Na, no mention was made of immigration’s much heralded two billion baht “biometrics” system in this report. 

Thai Visa / Naew Na

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