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Thailand is still tracking down Red Bull heir in order to press charges for the fatal hit and run case that catapulted the issue of preferential treatment for the nation’s high-society citizens.

The Office of the Attorney-General says it is still looking for Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya, with the hopes of capturing him before the statute of limitations expires. An OAG spokesman recently said that if Boss returns to the country by September 3 of next year, it could charge him with using cocaine. That charge, which has been one of the only ones to stick, would carry a 13 year sentence and a fine of up to 260,000 baht.

As for other charges, such as reckless driving causing death, the OAG has more time before the statue of limitations expires. The reckless driving charge expires on September 3, 2027 and carries a 10 year jail sentence and a 20,000 baht fine.

But after allegations of corruption and mishandling of the case have come to light, it seems the search for Boss is moving very slowly. It has been 8 years since he fled the country, after postponing court hearings 5 times. A Thai court only issued an arrest warrant in August of last year, prompting Interpol to issue a Red Notice just last October.

Rumours and sightings have since placed Boss in Dubai, but nothing has been substantiated. Boss is accused of a drug and speed-fuelled, deadly hit and run accident in Bangkok, which killed a police officer back in 2012. The case has been widely criticised by Thai people who say he is receiving preferential treatment due to being part of the Red Bull family, which is listed as one of the richest families in Thailand.

Since the accident, many charges against Boss have been thrown out after the courts found inconsistencies in policework surrounding the crime scene and investigation.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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    James Pate

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:31 pm

    Try friending him on Facebook with a profile pic of a sexy white girl doing lines. That might help finding him.

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    SamiB

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 1:56 pm

    Hmm..using cocaine 13 years max in prison and 260k max fine and killing someone by driving like an idiot 10 years max and 20k max fine in prison…The Thai legal system at its best. But then again a few years back a falang lady got 2 years for nicking a small bar towel so why am I not surprised..?

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      chupapi

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:04 pm

      it’s the other way round: driving like an idiot and killing someone. There is a subtle, but fundamental legal difference from what you wrote.

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        Rogerme

        Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:12 am

        Plain rubbish, they are making no effort to find him, pure and simple. Money still talks here, things never change for the elite and wealthy.

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    Toby Andrews

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:20 pm

    Tracking him down! What are they using a dog with a cold?

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    dick Morris

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:43 pm

    is there a reward as this would definitely help to catch this scumbag.

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      Steve

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:10 am

      A bounty Dead or alive sounds more deserving.

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    dick morris

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:47 pm

    they should offer a reward, there not short of money the family saw to that.

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    Tony Grace

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 3:53 pm

    As the lead Scotland Yard Detective Chief Inspector in the a Lord Lucan case was reported to have said very difficult to find some one when you are told not to.

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      Steve

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:08 am

      Bingo, exactly right Tony.

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    Jon

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 4:07 pm

    According to a search on Interpol issued Red Notice, there is no public record of a Red Notice issued for
    Vorayuth Yoovidhya. Check for yourself on Interpol’s website.

    https://www.interpol.int/en/How-we-work/Notices/View-Red-Notices

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      Issan John

      Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 10:05 pm

      Correct, no PUBLIC record.

      Of over 60,000 Interpol Red Notices, only 7,000 are public.

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      chupapi

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:06 pm

      not all red notices are public. indeed most of them are kept for officers’ eyes only.

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    Grumpy John

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    I was going to say something about circus clowns but it included a lot of profanity! Plus in retrospect, circus clowns are probably decent folk outside the circus….

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      Mike froment

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:06 pm

      I’m sure he will show up at a F1 race sometime this year. Maybe someone keep a lookout for him but will they send him back to your government. I doubt it.

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    funny Coz it's true

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:10 pm

    They couldn’t find their arse with two hands and a map

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      Toby Andrews

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:55 pm

      I disagree. They COULD. They could find their arse with two hands and a map!
      Right I John?

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    Ben

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    This whole thing is a joke. Inconsistent police work? He’ll return to Thailand one day after all the statute of limitations expire and enjoy a billionaires life,

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      7.62mm of darwin

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 4:31 am

      He is leading a billionaires life just not in Thailand. Germany perhaps

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    Kuhn David

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Something tells me that on or about September 4th, of next year, he will be driving on Sukhumvit Rd while under the influence of an illegal central nervous system stimulant, all the while not worrying about anything. Maybe he’ll run for PM.

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    James Pate

    Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 9:19 pm

    Press charges against the family for aiding and abetting. This whole affair is an abominable joke.

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    LEE HAI

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:01 am

    So not to forget, the RED BULL BRAT is only one of the current poster boys for just how wonky the entire system is, sort of a tired worn out poster at that…….

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    Alan

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 5:35 am

    When the suspect is in deep cover, enlist Interpol, or private company bounty hunters for quick results.

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    Llubder

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 9:02 am

    Everyone STOP buying Red Bull products, easy!!!

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    James Pate

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Mossad could do it quickly.

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    chupapi

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 12:07 pm

    just do like they did with the hotel rwanda case. They know where he is, just abduct him.

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    Steve

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 1:51 pm

    The highlite of my morning is reading the commments of people here. Keep it up chaps. Its fun. Thank you.

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      Kuhn David

      Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 9:27 pm

      !00 % spot on Steve

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    brian mc

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 7:27 pm

    could start by asking the photographer where the photo was taken.

    they could put a bounty on his head… but i expect the chocolate would melt.

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      Geoff

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 1:46 pm

      Great idea Brian, but…..that photo was taken in London, and published, years ago.

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    Jim kelly

    Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 9:47 pm

    HE JUST LOOKS LIKE A ‘LITTLE SHIT’ IN ALL THE PHOTOS!!

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      Masaomi Eric

      Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:49 am

      And you don’t?!? Sometimes it’s good to reflect oneself in the mirror first before cussing at others!

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    Barry

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 5:46 am

    He was probably in Germany living it up with his King.

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    Patrick

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:49 am

    A billionaire son on the lam with a well heeled family in Thailand and people don’t think he hasn’t been back in Thailand?? Money talks and a private jet flying into a small airport with a bag full of cash will guarantee his anonymity. Thai people are the easiest to influence with cold hard cash. This Tosser most likely comes back for hugs from his Mommy and then fooks of to numerous residences throughout the world.

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    harry1

    Monday, February 22, 2021 at 10:50 am

    please stop insulting the public integrity, the hi-so will never face justice

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