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Two Americans and British national arrested in Thailand for Forgery, also accused of stashing dismembered body parts

September 27, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Two Americans and British national arrested in Thailand for Forgery, also accused of stashing dismembered body parts

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A British national and two Americans, who were arrested in Thailand on suspicion of being implicated in a passport forgery scheme, are also accused of stashing dismembered body parts in a freezer in Bangkok.

The Bangkok Post reported that Thai law enforcement officials also seized drugs and firearms that were in the suspects’ possession.

Authorities identified the suspects as 66-year-old James Douglas Eger, and 33-year-old Aaron Thomas Gabel, both of whom are American citizens.

Additionally, 56-year-old Peter Andrew Colter, a British national, was identified as the third suspect.

Thai police announced they had also seized ten passports, as well as “certain types of equipment found in the room [that], can be used to produce fake passports.”

The sweep recovered six firearms, marijuana, methamphetamine, marijuana, a printer, and chemicals.

All three men have been ordered to remain in custody for 12 days.

The courts sided with the police to reject the suspects bail since they posed a flight risk.

The Bangkok Post reported that one of the suspects shot a gun during the arrest and injured one of the arresting officers.

A Thailand police official stated: “They are charged with five counts including attempting to kill an official on duty, resisting arrest, illegal possession of firearms and ammunition, forging official documents and concealing a corpse.”

Authorities are still attempting to verify the identity of the dismembered remains.

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