UPDATE: Famous Formerly Escaped Prisoner Escorted to Prison in Nonthaburi

Nonthaburi –

A prominent escaped prisoner who was arrested in Indonesia was transferred to a central prison in Nonthaburi.

Our previous stories:

Police are hunting for a Thai prisoner who escaped while he was being treated at a hospital in Nakhon Si Thammarat in October 2023.

The Thai Department of Corrections has increased the amount of a reward from 100,000 baht to 1,000,000 baht for anyone who gives details that lead to the arrest of a prominent escaped prisoner in South Thailand.

A male suspect who helped a prominent prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat flee a hospital and evade police was arrested while the prisoner himself is still on the run.

A prominent escaped prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat is still alive after an extended gun battle with Thai police on a mountain range in Trang.

A prominent escaped prisoner in Nakhon Si Thammarat who made a daring escape last year and later engaged in a gun battle with police, escaping again, was reportedly arrested in Indonesia on Thursday (May 30th).

A prominent escaped prisoner directly arrived at Nakhon Si Thammarat International Airport from Indonesia.

Now for the update:

The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) reported on Wednesday (June 5th) that the previously escaped prisoner, Chaowalit Thongduang, also known as ‘Pang Nanod’ arrived at Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok on a Royal Thai Police Airplane.

He was escorted to the Bang Kwang Central Prison in Nonthaburi by the Hanuman Special Forces Unit, with law enforcement taking no chances due to the two previous successful escape attempts by Pang and the fact he has a significant network of sympathizers, especially in South Thailand.

Pang has appeared surprisingly relaxed and calm despite his arrest, even seen joking with Indonesian police and smiling on video and photos. This has done nothing to relax Thai officials who have utilised hundreds of police officers and teams to bring Pang to prison.

Pang had previously been in prison in South Thailand, closer to his home, but will now stay in a maximum security area at Bang Kwang Central Prison, according to the Ministry of Justice, where it is less likely that he would have the same level of influence he had before.

The original version of this article appeared on our sister website, The Pattaya News, owned by our parent company TPN media.

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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.