Japanese fugitive Yagi arrested in Pattaya after embezzlement, dramatic escape

Pattaya was the scene of a dramatic arrest yesterday, as its police apprehended a 35 12 months previous Japanese vacationer. Uncharted was not only wanted again residence in Japan for an embezzlement case involving over 20 million yen (4.eight million baht), however he was also on the run after escaping the custody of Bangkok police by stealing a police car and fleeing to Pattaya.
The incident kicked off in Central Pattaya, the place Yagi was positioned in a rental room on the fifth flooring of an undisclosed hotel. Pattaya Police, led by Police Major General Thanit Thaiwatcharamat, the Commander-in-Chief of the Immigration Bureau, had been on the alert for Yagi due to his involvement in a major fraud case in Japan.
His alleged embezzlement amounted to over 20 million yen. To safe Yuki Yagi’s arrest, Thai police had collaborated intently with the Japanese Embassy. Their efforts led to Yagi’s initial capture in Bangkok on September 7.
The story, nonetheless, took a shocking flip on the Ratchada Criminal Court on September 9. Following his listening to, Yagi was transported to the Suan Phlu Immigration Office. Around 11.17am, complaining of leg pain, he managed to convince the officer driving the car to fetch a wheelchair for him. Seizing his alternative, Yagi sprang from the again seat, commandeered the car, and made his getaway, reported The Pattaya News.
The ensuing escape was not without its perils. Yagi collided with officers stationed on the entrance of the Immigration Office, inflicting them minor injuries. Unfazed, Yagi continued his escape, making his method to Pattaya.
Upon investigating additional, the police discovered that the Japanese man had overstayed his visa for an unspecified period. Currently, Yagi stays within the custody of Pattaya Police. Following any authorized proceedings in Thailand about his daring escape, Yagi shall be extradited to Japan.
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