Monday, October 5, 2020

"Interpol 'red notice' issued for arrest of Red Bull heir"

From The Straits Times:
BANGKOK • Interpol has issued a "red notice" to arrest the fugitive Thai heir to the Red Bull billions for his role in a fatal hit-and-run.

The move by the international police organisation is the latest in the years-long saga surrounding Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya who crashed his Ferrari in 2012, killing a police officer.

The charges against Vorayuth, grandson of Red Bull's co-founder, were dropped in July - sparking public outrage from Thais who saw it as an example of impunity enjoyed by the kingdom's elite.

It spurred probes by various government agencies, including the Attorney-General's Office, which last month announced fresh charges against Vorayuth of reckless driving causing death and cocaine use.
National police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen confirmed yesterday that a red notice - Interpol's most urgent alert - was issued earlier last week.

"After we received the confirmation, we then passed our request to 194 member countries, asking for assistance from them," he told Agence France-Presse. "We have to do whatever it takes to... ultimately bring him back to the country because it is a serious crime."

A red notice for Vorayuth had not been published on the Interpol website as at yesterday afternoon.
The fugitive heir fled the country back in 2017 on a private jet....