A Singaporean hacker, 32-year-old Ong Jian Zhen was arrested at a condominium at Huai Kwang, Bangkok, yesterday (12 January).
He was taken into custody after hacking into other people’s social media accounts to purchase online goods – prior to his arrested, he was wanted for entering Thailand using a fake passport, according to The Bangkok Post.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of Singapore contacted the Thai authorities to help arrested him.
Ong was first arrested on 26 October last year for entering the country with a fake passport but was soon released on bail, before he went into hiding.
He was subsequently tracked to where he was residing, and he was then arrested along with a 28-year-old Thai woman, Ananyalak Chuenjai.
Authorities found illegal drugs in their possession, including 2 sachets of ketamine, a packet of crystal meth and one sachet of Erimin 5.
An electronic scale and three bank accounts were also seized by the police.