Four Colombians arrested for burglary, part of 100-member air charter gang

Buildings in metropolitan Bangkok, also known as Krung Thep

Hi rise buildings in metropolitan Bangkok, also known as Krung Thep. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

BANGKOK, Oct 19 – Thai police on Tuesday arrested four Colombian men for burglary of the homes of wealthy Thais, while intelligence reports confirmed that the members of the Colombian criminal gang entered the kingdom in a single group at one time with the intention to commit crimes.

The detainees were identified as John Alexander Quintro, 29, William Alexander Baquero, 27, and Ramos Forero Rene Francisco, 30. A fourth suspect, 22-year-old Leonardo Fabio Quintero Quinones, was charged with buying stolen goods.

Police seized 41 stolen items including 12 wrist watches, mobile phones, cameras, notebook computers and gold jewellery valued at an estimated Bt800,000 (US$26,000).


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