PHUKET: Former Muay Thai star Chaisiri Boonman, better known by his ring name Kwan-ngen Chokeladda, was one of two men arrested yesterday for committing at least two roadside robberies in Phuket.
The arrests were announced by Chalong Police Superintendent Wichit Intorrasorn at a press conference at Chalong Police Station at 6:30pm yesterday.
At the press conference, police presented Arnon Kongnoon, 21, from Satun, and Mr Chaisiri, 21, from Krabi.
Also presented was the motorbike the pair used to allegedly carry out the robberies as well as four mobile phones and 1,050 baht in cash.
Mr Chaisiri had more than 100 fights against top-level opponents at both Lumpini and Ratchadamnoen stadiums in Bangkok before an injury forced him into early retirement.
Before their arrest. both men worked as paddlers for a Phuket-based company offering kayak tours, police said.