Mozambique’s criminal wanted on Interpol’s red notice arrested

A Mozambican national wanted on Interpol’s red notice for a string of violent crimes in his home country has been arrested in Bangkok after 3 years on the run.

Mr Momade Assif Abdul Satar was apprehended at a condominium room on Soi Sukhumvit 57 on July 25, said Tourist Police Bureau deputy comissioner Pol Maj Gen Surachate Hakparn during a press conference on July 29.

The 35-year-old suspect was wanted in Mozambique and other southern African countries for abductions for ransom, murders and illegal firearms possession.

Mozambique had coordinated with Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to hunt down the suspect. He had fled his country three years ago. While fleeing, the man, who was the leader of an underworld gang, continued to commit crimes by ordering his associates to abduct people running businesses in Mozambique for ransoms. In each crime, the underworld gang demanded US$3,000,000 or about 100 million baht in ransom or the victim would be killed if the ransom was not paid. Two victims had been murdered, said Pol Maj Gen Surachate.