One of Philippines’ most wanted arrested in Bangkok

The Royal Thai Police on Tuesday arrested a Filipino who had been evading prosecution for his alleged involvement in the abduction of a businessman in 2003, reported GMA News.

Patrick Philip Alemania was arrested around 9:45 am (Bangkok time) at the school where he teaches in Bangkok. Alemania lives in Rom Klao area in the outskirt of Bangkok near Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

According to the report, Alemania did not resist arrest and that he declined to give a statement.

It was the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and Anti-Kidnapping Group that planned the arrest. However, the PNP units were barred by the Royal Thai Police from taking part in the actual arrest, the report added.

Alemania was included in the PNP’s most wanted list for allegedly masterminding the $3-million kidnap for ransom operation on businessman Tony Hui Chua.

In 2012, a court issued a warrant of arrest against Alemania, who is also linked to the Fajardo kidnap-for-ransom group.

Alemania then escaped to Bangkok where he found a teaching job and resided at a tropical house in Rom Klao District. He also dabbled in singing.

“He joined a musical band. This musical band plays in many night clubs,” said Maj. Gen. Apichat Suriboonya, Interpol chief of the Royal Thai Police.

source: GMA News