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American and Australian implicated in 2015 Pattaya murder arrested again on international drugs warrant

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American and Australian implicated in 2015 Pattaya murder arrested again on international drugs warrant

 

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Image: Luke Cook, left. Tyler Gerrard, right - Daily News.

 

Police in Pattaya have arrested a 23 year old American man on an international drugs warrant.

 

Tyler Gerrard was charged two years ago in the abduction and murder of Wayne Schneider. Murder charges were dismissed by the court but he was sentenced to two years jail for playing a part in the unlawful detention of Schneider.

 

He was released from custody after about a year in December 2016 and then rearrested on other matters by Bang Lamung police.

 

Daily news reported that yesterday a team of police headed by Songprot Sirisukha of Chonburi immigration and Piyapong Ensarn of Pattaya tourist police arrested Gerrard and took him in on Monday.

 

His mother and father arrived at Chonburi immigration. The Thai news media reported that his mother was in a tearful state while Gerrard remained cool and calm.

 

Wayne Schneider, an Australian, was abducted from his rental home in Jomtien Park Villa, Soi 17 Thepprasit, South Pattaya, towards the end of 2015. He was found buried shortly after in a grave off a road in Sattahip.

 

Antonio Bagnato, also from Australia, was later convicted of his murder.

 

Daily News said that disagreements over drugs led to the murder.

 

Police in Pattaya arrested several members of the Hells Angels biker gang last week in what Australian media said was connected to the murder of Schneider.

 

Thai police are calling the latest arrest a matter of national security.

 

The news comes after Australian Luke Cook, another known associate of Antonio Bagnato, was arrested on Saturday evening at Suvarnabhumi airport after arriving on flight from Australia with his Thai wife.

 

The pair were arrested on warrants issued from Rayong Provincial court for drug smuggling after 50.45kg of crystal methamphetamine was found washed ashore on Mae Ramphueng in Rayong, the Bangkok Post reported.

 

Police said that Cook was a member of Hells Angels in Pattay and had purchased some 500kg of crystal meth from a Chinese supplier in international waters. 

 

In the trial last year of the murder of Wayne Schneider it was revealed that Cook drove murderer Bagnato to the Cambodian border. Tyler Gerrard was also in the vehicle. 

 

In 2016, Pattaya Court sentenced Cook to three months in jail, suspended for two years for aiding Bagnato.

 

Cook had also operated a number of businesses in Pattaya including one called Global Marine Solutions, which imports boats and marine parts to Thailand from around the world. Cook is also understood to have more than twenty years sailing experience.

 

Thaivisa understands Cook and his wife also operated Jolly's restaurant, bar and massage shop located in Soi Buakhao, Pattaya.
 

 
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-- © Copyright Thai Visa News 2017-12-12

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What boggle the minds apart from the fact that Pattaya has become the cesspool of the world is that those criminals, arrested, tried and sent to jail are not deported and they, and their ilk are free to come and go into this country at will while another guy, who has worked with no WP or god forbid, over stayed their visa, are deported and blacklisted,

so i ask you, is someone sleeping on the job here or what?....    

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57 minutes ago, steven100 said:

Lock em up ....   good job BIB   !!   :shock1:

and throw away the keys.

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1 hour ago, ezzra said:

What boggle the minds apart from the fact that Pattaya has become the cecspool of the world is that those criminlas, areeted, tried and sent to jail are not deported and they, and their ilk are free to come and  go into this country at will while another guy, who has worked with no WP or god forbid, over stayed their visa, are deported and blacklisted, so i ask you, is someone sleeping on the job here or what?....    

It's called corruption, bribes, tea money etc. Dear child has many names as you know

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4 minutes ago, Easy Come Easy Go said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but if a foreigner serves time in a Thai prison, when they are released they must leave the Kingdom for good? 

Only its its six months in jail or  longer and if the authorities decide too 

Could be if the Judge recommends deportation in the sentencing ?

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My father always told me to make good choices in life, never marry a woman older than you and never take drugs, maybe he was right.

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They would not let me board the warship in Sattahip. I was told that being a foreigner I was a threat to national security. My Thai family was allowed.

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10 minutes ago, bananafish said:

He's lucky he wasn't caught with an e-cigarette, then he'd really be in trouble. 

Or a regular cigarette on the beach. 

Hard time.

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Not surprised if they owned Jollys. Went there once on recommendations from a few never to be listened again to people. I ordered Ploughmans Lunch and when it arrived I queried where the bread, cheese and pickles were I was told I had to pay extra as not part of normal lunch. Maybe I should have ordered some yabba and a few spliffs.

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