Two former Canadian servicemen wanted by Thai police for a murder on Phuket Island
Phuket provincial court has issued warrants for the arrest of two Canadian nationals for alleged involvement in the murder of Indian underworld character, Jimi “Slice” Sandhu, at a beachfront villa on Rawai Beach on Phuket Island on February 4th, according to Pol Maj-Gen Sermphan Sirikhong, commander of Phuket provincial police.
He did not provide the names of the two suspects, saying only that they are former Canadian military, both aged about 37 and that they left Thailand on February 6th.
He said that the Thai branch of Interpol has already coordinated with Interpol HQ to trace the whereabouts of the two fugitives, so they can sent back to Thailand to stand trial.
Two 9mm handguns, one CZ and one Walther, were recovered from the sea not far from the villa where the shooting took place.
Pol Gen Sermphan said one of the handguns belongs to a retired police officer and the other is owned by an army officer, adding that police are investigating the connection between the two Thai officers and the Canadian suspects.
The victim had reportedly been stripped of his Canadian citizenship and deported from Canada in 2016, due to his criminal activities.
According to the Thai Interpol office, Sandhu flew into Phuket on January 27th from Malaysia on a private jet and using a fake passport.