Swedish armed-robbery fugitive captured in Pattaya drug bust

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A Swedish man arrested for allegedly throwing drug parties in his Pattaya apartment turned out to be a fugitive wanted in Scandinavia for two daring armed robberies.

Bo Peter Soderback, 40, and Wannapa Singprakon, 25, his girlfriend were apprehended by Children and Women Rights Protection and Anti-Human Trafficking Region 2 police at the X5 Apartments on Third Road May 21.

Alleged Swedish armed robber Bo Peter Soderback and his girlfriend Wannapa Singprakon are apprehended at their Third Road apartment. Alleged Swedish armed robber Bo Peter Soderback and his girlfriend Wannapa Singprakon are apprehended at their Third Road apartment.

The arrest came after complaints to the CWRP office that the Swede and his Thai girlfriend often play loud music late at night and allegedly abuse drugs. Both were caught using crystal methamphetamine at the time of arrest.

Only after the arrest did police realize who they had. Soderback is wanted for allegedly taking part in a 2008 armored car robbery in Denmark where thieves made off with more than the equivalent of 300 million baht. He is also suspected robbing Swedish security firm G4S using a helicopter and making off with the equivalent of hundreds of millions of baht in cash.

Found to be using fake British and Swedish passports, Soderback admitted he has been living in Pattaya for more than a year.

He was charged with using drugs, holding fake passports and entering the kingdom without permission and proper travel documents.