The infamous couple who escaped Singapore illegally and went into hiding in Johor Bahru was caught after escaping for 37 days.
The China-born Pi Jiapeng and Thai National Pansuk Shirivipa were smuggled into Malaysia after hiding in a lorry.
They originally planned to flee all the way north to Thailand, but According to Shin Min Daily News, it is believed that the two fell out with their Thai accomplices, which led them to stay in Johor Bahru.
It is believed that their accomplices who are in Thailand revealed their location to the authorities. The Thailand Police managed to trace the couple all the way to the budget hotel where the couple was staying, and then contacted the Singapore police.
The Singapore Police then informed the Malaysian police for assistance which lead to their arrest at the budget hotel.
It is unclear why they were betrayed but netizens speculate that it could be about the money.
Singaporean victim flew to Thailand to file a complaint against the couple
According to Bangkok Post, A victim who was dupped by the couple flew to Thailand and filed a complaint with Central Investigation Bureau regarding the scam.
The victim was accompanied by his lawyer in Thailand telling the Thai Police to take action against the couple.