Wanted Belgian/Moroccan Patong DJ Arrested for Attempted Murder in His Home Country

Patong –

A wanted Belgian / Moroccan National who worked as a DJ in Patong was arrested after he was allegedly involved in an attempted murder in his home country.

The Royal Thai Immigration Bureau revealed to the press on Tuesday (January 23rd) that they had arrested the wanted suspect, identified only as Mr. Achmal, 36, a Belgian/Moroccan national, at an apartment in Patong.

An arrest warrant had originally been issued for the suspect in Belgium. He is being accused of attempted murder, carrying a gun without permission, and illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. He was taken to the Foreign Affairs Office for extradition to Belgium.

The Thai Immigration Bureau also found that Mr. Achmal had entered Thailand many times with his Belgian passport. After that he switched to his Moroccan passport. He stayed in Bangkok, Sisaket, (northeast) and Phuket. His current registered address is in Patong and reportedly worked as a DJ in Patong.

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.