Thai police nab Israeli national wanted for murder

Hungarian-Israeli is suspected of killing a business partner, dumping his body in a rubber plantation, Thai media reports.

December 5, 2012 13:31
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Thai police commados 370 (R). (photo credit: Damir Sagolj / Reuters)


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Thai police on Wednesday arrested a dual Hungarian-Israeli citizen suspected of murdering a business partner and dumping his body in a rubber plantation in Phuket, the Bangkok Times reported.

According to the Times, police on Sunday issued an arrest warrant for 35-year-old Moshe David, who also goes by the name Andras Ngmgth Gabor, after the body of Peter Reize was found last Friday.

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Authorities launched a manhunt after David before arresting him Wednesday.

Immigration police were questioning David and were expected to transfer him to the province where the alleged murder took place. Police were still seeking a man accused of being David's accomplice.

The Times said the two men ran a business together on the island of Koh Samui, and police believe the killing followed a dispute over a land deal worth some 15 million baht, or nearly a half a million US dollars.

The paper also stated that Reize had filed a complaint with police back in November, saying that David had threatened to kill him.

On Monday the Times ran a story saying that police questioned the Thai wife of David, who they refer to as “her common-law Hungarian husband.” The report said police see her as a possible accomplice to the killing, and believe that at least two other people were involved in the crime.

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