Thai news site Phuket Gazette reported Wednesday that Bangkok police have arrested Moshe David,
38, on suspicion he murdered an Hungarian businessman. The Phuket
police chief told the site: "We are currently searching for an additional suspect."
Thai Police searched for David, a dual Israeli-Hungarian national, following suspicions he murdered his business associate Peter Reisz, and hid his body at a plantation. On Monday, police questioned David's wife on suspicion she aided him.
The handcuffed body of Peter Reisz, 47, was discovered last Thursday, and immediately raised suspicions against Moshe David.
Local Thai report of the arrest.
The two business associates quarreled two weeks ago, and police suspect it over Reisz forging the signatures of David and his mother in a real-estate deal worth some 15 million Baht ($489,205).
Police sources told the Phuket Gazette that "following the argument with David, Reisz contacted the police saying he feared for his life." It was also reported that the Hungarian embassy was concerned for Reisz's well being and asked him to maintain contact with the embassy several times a week.
Meanwhile Reisz decided to move to another location in Phuket, and was last seen alive, with David, on November 24.
On Sunday, police issued a warrant for David's arrest. His wife, who resides with him in Koh Samui, was questioned on Monday. According to the report, David's wife confirmed he and Reizs were good friends for many years but lately had a falling out over a real estate deal.
She said that four days after Reisz disappeared, her husband arrived home driving Reisz's car, a Toyota Helix, and claimed Reisz gave it to him. The wife said David left home on Friday and insisted she has not seen him since.
Later on, police traced the car, which had fake license plates in Koh Samui and
contacted immigration authorities to keep David from fleeing the country.
Investigators believe at least three more people aided David, including a Thai citizen. One of David's Hungarian
friends was questioned Tuesday, but no details over his involvement were available.
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