An Australian fugitive who was revealed to be working in Cambodia in conjunction with Australian police was deported to his home country from Bangkok on Friday, according to a Thai official.
Guido Eglitis, a 69-year-old private investigator, was deported from Cambodia in late October after finishing a one-year sentence in Siem Reap provincial prison for charges of stealing a passport and camera from a U.K. national. Email records show that Mr. Eglitis had been assisting Peter Sloan, a Western Australian Police detective, in tracking down an Australian pedophile suspected of fronting as a British educator.
A Cambodian police officer takes a selfie, later released online, with Guido Eglitis, center, after he was arrested in Siem Reap province on October 24, 2015.Despite a 2014 Interpol arrest warrant for a 2007 incident in Australia in which Mr. Eglitis attempted to detain a man, he was allowed to travel to Bangkok upon his release in Cambodia instead of being sent to Australia.
On November 17, he was detained by Thai Interpol officials and had his visa revoked before being sent back to his home country on Friday, according to Sanguan Sin, a police colonel in Thailandís Interpol office.
He said it remained unclear whether Mr. Eglitis would face prison time upon arriving, but that Thai immigration police and Australian Federal Police (AFP) had coordinated his extradition.
AFP officials could not be reached for comment.
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