In Brief

British brothers on run over drug charges arrested in Thailand

UK police had issued appeal for help to track down Joseph and Gregory Mulhare

Thai immigration officers have arrested two brothers wanted by Merseyside Police in relation to drug trafficking offences, following a weeks-long search for the pair.  

Joseph and Gregory Mulhare, aged 43 and 38 respectively, fled to Thailand on 2 November, where they moved between hotels and resorts in a bid to remain under the radar.

The pair, from the Wirral, are believed to be a part of a larger drug trafficking gang, and are suspected of trafficking cocaine, amphetamines, ecstasy, MDMA and cannabis in the UK, reports the BBC

Following a request from the British Embassy, officers from the North West Regional Crime Unit issued a public appeal last week for any information that might help catch the Mulhares.

According to the Bangkok Post, Thai immigration and crime suppression police began monitoring the brothers after learning that they were regulars visitors to a bar in Pattaya. They were traced to a hotel in the Khao Pratumnak area of the popular resort city, on the east coast.

The duo then paid a woman 2,000 baht (£47) to transport them into another hotel in Bangkok. From there, in an apparent effort to throw police off the trail, they hired various taxi to take them first to the airport, then to another hotel, and finally to a resort in Chonburi province, where they checked into a hotel last weekend.

But despite their stratagems, police stormed their room in the hourly hours of the following morning. 

The brothers are currently being held in the Chonburi Immigration Office, pending deportation back to the UK to face charges.

In a statement reported by the Wirral Globe, the UK Foreign Office said: “We are providing assistance to two British men following their arrest and detention in Thailand.”

Recommended

Man has phone in his stomach for six months
A mobile phone
Tall Tales

Man has phone in his stomach for six months

What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan
Chinese troops on mobile rocket launchers during a parade in Beijing
Fact file

What would happen if China attempted to invade Taiwan

Award-winning female author is three men
A hand typing on a keyboard
Tall Tales

Award-winning female author is three men

‘PM faces calls for David’s Law’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘PM faces calls for David’s Law’

Popular articles

The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined
Boy receiving Covid vaccine
Getting to grips with . . .

The tally of Covid-19 vaccine deaths examined

Why some PCR results are negative after a positive lateral flow test
Pupils at a school in Halifax line up for lateral flow tests
Why we’re talking about . . .

Why some PCR results are negative after a positive lateral flow test

Insulate Britain: what do they want?
Insulate Britain protesters
Profile

Insulate Britain: what do they want?

The Week Footer Banner