UPDATE: Canadian Suspect Denies All Charges After Allegedly Murdering Indian Man in Phuket

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A Canadian suspect has denied all charges after he allegedly murdered an Indian man in Phuket who was reportedly involved in transnational organized crimes.

Our previous stories:

A Canadian man was shot to death with about 10 bullet wounds found on his body at a pool villa in Phuket on February 4th, 2022.

Two prime suspects who are wanted for allegedly killing an Indian-Canadian national at a Phuket villa had already fled the country, the Royal Thai Police announced yesterday, February 10th.

A ‘Red Notice’ arrest warrant is being issued for two wanted alleged foreign shooters who are accused of killing a Canadian-Indian national at a Phuket villa in late January, the Royal Thai Police reported on February 12th, 2022.

An important Canadian suspect was sent back to Thailand after he allegedly murdered a Canadian – Indian man in Phuket.

Now for the update:

A press conference was held on Monday (May 29th) led by the Royal Thai Police Commissioner General Damrongsak Kittiprapas. General Damrongsak said the Canadian suspect Mr. MATTHEW LEANDRE OVIDE DUPRE, 38 was connected with the ‘United Nation Gang’ These gangsters were allegedly involved in smuggling transnational drugs, jewelry thefts in Dubai, murders of rival gang leaders and murders of members of many rival gangsters in Canada. Dupre was a former soldier in the Canadian army who had fought in Afghanistan.

One of the suspects who allegedly was involved with Mr. Dupre in the murder of the Indian man in Phuket died in a small plane crash in 2022. However, it was unclear if the incident was an accident or a murder and the plane crash cause had never been clarified despite investigation by authorities.

A wanted Canadian suspect who allegedly killed a Canadian – Indian man in Phuket over alleged organized crime and gang disputes died in an Ontario plane crash last weekend but was first reported to the press Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022.

Mr. Dupre has denied all the charges in the arrest warrant issued by the Phuket Provincial Court in February last year for murder, illegal possession of firearms, and illegally carrying firearms in public. He maintains he is entirely innocent of all charges and appeared relaxed and calm despite the situation, smiling for the press and seeming unfazed by the seriousness of the situation.

Nearly 100 police, soldiers, and special forces from the Thai Hanuman unit are protecting and guarding Mr. Dupre due to fear he could be assassinated by either rival gang members in retaliation for the murder in Phuket or even his former allies trying to prevent any potential court testimony that would incriminate other individuals involved.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.