Finnish fugitive’s Pattaya home searched, seized

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Police raided a 10 million baht house owned by a 64-year-old Finnish fugitive wanted in his homeland on fraud charges.

Hannu Tapani Torpström was not in his Central Park Village 2 home when Transnational Crime Coordination Center officers arrived with a search warrant June 7.

At the luxurious residence, police seized bank books, financial records and other documents.

Investigators pour through documents seized at Hannu Tapani Torpström Pattaya home. Investigators pour through documents seized at Hannu Tapani Torpström Pattaya home.

Police said Torpström is accused of making off with more than 2 million euros in a construction-fraud scheme in 2009 and bought the house and two condos in Pattaya.

All the properties were seized by police.