Former special forces soldier and notorious hitman captured in Surin province

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A former special forces soldier and notorious hitman was apprehended today by Police Captain Phadet Ngam Lamom, together with Police Lieutenant Colonel Detwit Utharasat. The arrest of 38 year old Methrit (surname withheld), also known as Suea Oi, took place in Soi Village Uncle Pung, Surin Province, under a warrant issued by Lamphun Provincial Court.

Methrit, ranked 105th on the National Police Office’s most-wanted list this year, had sought refuge in a hermit state after his involvement in a gang-related shooting incident in 2020. He was accused of conspiring to murder and illegally possessing firearms and ammunition.

This case traces back to August 2020, when a group of five armed individuals assaulted Monton and Arachan (surnames withheld), causing severe injuries. The incident took place on a rural highway at Ban San Wilai, Mae Theun, Lamphun Province. The attackers fled the scene, likely triggered by a drug-related dispute with a local hill tribe drug lord who allegedly hired the hitmen.

Following the incident, officers managed to apprehend two of the assailants. Investigations revealed Methrit, a former special forces soldier trained in Sword Tiger, was one of the culprits. He was also identified as a hitman on the National Police Office’s most-wanted list, ranked 105th this year, reported KhaoSod.

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After fleeing, Methrit adopted a hermit lifestyle near the Cambodian border in Surin Province. He grew a long beard, long untidy hair, and long red nails, resembling a hermit. However, his disguise did not prevent his capture.

During the interrogation, Methrit denied being the gunman but admitted to being with the group of hitmen at the time of the incident. He claimed he was merely accompanying a friend on an errand. Methrit was subsequently taken to Lamphun Police Station for further legal procedures.

In related news, a man armed with a rifle stormed a bar and restaurant, resulting in at least 16 deaths and at least 50 injuries in Lewiston, Maine, US. The shooting incident occurred on October 25 at 6.56pm local time (5.56am Thailand time) at a restaurant and a bowling alley, according to local police. Read more about this story HERE.

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Originally from Hong Kong, Puntid moved to Bangkok in 2020 to pursue further studies in translation. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Comparative Literature from the University of Hong Kong. Puntid spent 8 years living in Manchester, UK. Before joining The Thaiger, Puntid has been a freelance translator for 2 years. In her free time, she enjoys swimming and listening to music, as well as writing short fiction and poetry.

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