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Dutchman sought over property scam nabbed

Feb 25. 2017
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By The Sunday Nation

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A Dutch fugitive wanted for almost a decade in connection with a European property investment fraud was arrested at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok yesterday morning.

The arrest of Olav-Wilhelmus Johannes Baartmans, who had been in hiding in Thailand, was the result of a joint operation by Thai police and Interpol.

Baartmans, who did not carry a passport, was detained as he went to meet a friend at the airport. He was initially charged with staying in Thailand without permission.

Interpol Thailand office head Pol Maj-General Apichat Suriboonya was informed by Interpol Netherlands two years ago that the suspect had fled to Thailand in August 2007.

 

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