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Kamnan Poh behind bars

Police arrest fugitive on tollway after 2-month operation

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  • Writer: WASSAYOS NGAMKHAM and MONGKOL BANGPRAPA
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After almost seven years on the run, Somchai Khunploem, better known as Kamnan Poh, is now behind bars. 

The arrest of the former mayor of Saen Suk municipality at Lat Krabang motorway's toll gate was the culmination of a top-secret police operation spanning more than two months.

Somchai, once dubbed the "Godfather of Chon Buri",s was convicted in March last year in absentia by the Supreme Court for masterminding the murder of political rival Prayoon Sitthichoke at a wedding reception in March 2003. He was handed a sentence of 25 years in prison.

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