Belgian arrested in Thailand for wife’s murder


BANGKOK, Feb 24 – Thai Immigration police arrested a 57-year old Belgian, Tcheo Joel Tcharada, a fugitive with valid arrest warrants issued by the Court of Verviers and Interpol accusing him of homicide.

Immigration commissioner Pol Lt-Gen, Panu Kerdlarpphol told the media Monday that Mr Tcharada allegedly murdered his wife, Ms Paschale Daelen on Jan 14 in Belgium and dumped her body in a lake. He reportedly fled to France with his wife’s belongings including an iPhone, ATM and credit cards. He entered Thailand on Jan 24.

Pol Lt-Gen Panu said Interpol had earlier contacted the Thai Immigration Bureau to help track the accused known to have hidden in Chon Buri province following the CCTV camera footage showed he was withdrawing money from ATM machine in Pattaya.

He was arrested in Mukdahan province on Feb 21, when he was about to cross the border to the Lao PDR.

The accused has, however, refused to speak to the police about the charges.