Foreigners Arrested For Robbery & Assault on Expat & 3 Year Old Son

Lumpini Police Station Bangkok

Three foreigners have recently been arrested in two different criminal cases, police said on Thursday.

Two suspects arrested in the first case were only identified as Roshan from Iraq and Ghassan from Syria who were wanted for alleged robbery and assault, police said.

The arrest of Roshan on 13th July and Ghassan on 31st July followed a complaint by a Thai beauty salon owner, who told Lumpini police her foreign husband and three-year-old son were injured by the two suspects who also allegedly robbed them and made off with an Apple watch on 3rd July 2020.

It emerged Ghassan was being prosecuted in three other criminal cases and was prohibited from leaving Thailand, while Roshan had previously been arrested and charged for illegal entry, police said.

In the other case, a male Nigerian national identified only as Nonso was arrested on 23rd  July with 12 small bags, each containing a pellet of compressed cocaine, police said.

The arrest of the man, who is believed to be a member of a transnational drug gang, followed a tip-off that he had entered Thailand illegally and was staying at a condominium in Suan Luang district of Bangkok and dealing drugs.

Police arrested him on 23rd July while he was getting into a car in a car park, police said.

He was charged with possession of a Type 2 narcotic with intent to sell.

A background check revealed he had entered Thailand illegally two years ago, police said.