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An American was arrested Wednesday for allegedly breaking into safes at a popular Koh Samui hotel and stealing money and valuables worth more than two million baht. 

Pol Lt Gen Panu Kerdlappol, immigration bureau chief, said said police arrested Harris Jay Vertlieb, 53, while he was walking in front of a spa in Sukhumvit Soi 13 in Bangkok’s Watthana district .   

Mr Vertlieb was accused of using sleeping medicine-laced drinks to drug a security guard and a hotel receptionist at Seascape Beach Resort on Koh Samui, Surat Thani province, at  2am on Monday. 

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