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Thai men arrested for murder, piracy
« on: October 26, 2013, 01:35:28 PM »
Thai men arrested for murder, piracy

BANGKOK : Thai police say they have arrested four men for allegedly killing seven people during a robbery earlier this month of a ship carrying millions of dollars.

They said Friday the Thai-owned ship was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Thailand and most of its crew were killed.

Police Col. Tinnakorn Rangmart says the suspects were arrested  in southern Thailand after one of them attempted to exchange a large amount of foreign currency. 
He says the men stole 2.6 million Singapore dollars ($2.1 million) and 5.6 million Malaysian ringgit ($822,000). 
Tinnakorn says they confessed to killing the seven crew members. Police are hunting for an eighth crew member suspected of being an accomplice of the pirates.--AP

New Straits Times