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Immigration police have arrested a man wanted for trafficking more than 200kg of cocaine in Canada.

On Monday, officers swooped on a condominium in the Huai Kwang district of Bangkok and arrested Canadian Khamla Wong.

wanted canadian arrested in ThailandImmigration officers told reporters that Wong is thought to have been on the run in Thailand since 2012, having fled his native Canada when other members of his crime network were arrested by Canadian authorities for drug trafficking and possession of illegal weapons.

Police in Canada say Wong was part of a major drug dealing operation which spanned two continents and involved the smuggling of a large amount of narcotics between British Columbia, California, Mexico and Peru.

Wong was reportedly found to be in possession of a counterfeit Thai ID card which he bought for 500,000 Baht, and which he subsequently used to successfully apply for a Thai passport. Using the passport, he travelled in and out of Thailand on 14 separate occasions.

Immigration chief Pol Lt. Gen Nathathorn Prousoontorn also confirmed that a Chinese national, Mr Yang Fang was arrested with Wong and the pair were found to be in possession of 259 ecstasy tablets.

Both men have been charged with drug possession. Mr Wong is due to be extradited back to Canada.

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