thai murder suspect from taiwan surrenders to police in chiang mai - Thai murder suspect from Taiwan surrenders to police in Chiang Mai

The murder suspect, wanted in Taiwan for killing a Thai couple last week, surrendered to police in the northern province of Chiang Mai this morning (Friday).

Accompanied by his father, the suspect, Santi Supa-apiradeepailin, turned himself in to Crime Suppression Division police at a border patrol camp in Muang Na sub-district in Chiang Dao.

He was immediately escorted by police to a flight, which is expected to arrive in Bangkok this afternoon. A news conference will be held later today, chaired by the national police chief, Pol Gen Suwat Jangyodsuk.

Santi is wanted for the murder of a Thai couple in Taiwan, allegedly over a business conflict. The dead woman is reported to have been about five months pregnant with twins.

The bodies of the two victims were found in the trunk of their car, parked at a train station in Taoyuan special municipality in north-western Taiwan on June 10th. The victims are thought to have died two days before they were found.

Santi flew back to Thailand and returned to his home in Chiang Mai after the alleged murders. He is being transferred to Bangkok for interrogation and has so far denied committing the murders.