Couple who departed Singapore listed on red notice website
On Thursday, the names of a couple who are suspected of fleeing Singapore after failing to deliver high-end watches and luggage to their customers were added to the red notice website maintained by Interpol (Jul 21).
According to Interpol, a man named Pi Jiapeng, who is 26 years old and hails from Singapore, and Pansuk Siriwipa, who is 27 years old and hails from Thailand, are both wanted fugitives.
On Wednesday, arrest warrants were issued by the Singapore Police Force, and the targets of those warrants were identified. According to the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA), the couple evaded Singapore authorities by concealing themselves inside the container compartment of a lorry.
According to Interpol, Pi was born in the Chinese province of Fujian, whereas Pansuk is from Roi Et, which is located in the middle northeastern part of Thailand. According to the agency, Pansuk stands at a height of 1.64 meters.
Since June, the police have received at least 180 reports about two companies, Tradenation and Tradeluxury, which are suspected of engaging in illegal activity.
According to CNA’s understanding, the victims who made police reports have not received products worth at least S$20 million as of Sunday, despite the fact that certain media sources stated that the total value of the goods that have not been delivered is S$32 million.
The complainants stated that they had made advanced payments to the corporation in order to purchase luxury items such as watches or bags; nevertheless, the companies did not deliver the merchandise.
According to the information provided by the ICA in answer to questions posed by CNA, a Malaysian guy of the same age allegedly had a role in the couple’s unlawful departure from Singapore by hiding them in a lorry. The individual has been taken into custody by the authorities.
Red alerts are reportedly given out by Interpol to fugitives who are wanted for either prosecution or to serve a sentence.
It is a request sent to law enforcement agencies all over the world to identify and provisionally arrest a person, pending extradition, surrender, or other legal action of a similar nature.
Red notices are those that are issued by Interpol in response to a request made by one of its member countries. These notices are required to be in accordance with the constitution and norms of Interpol. According to Interpol, a red notice is not the same thing as an international arrest warrant.
Each member state is responsible for determining the legal weight of a red notice and the extent to which its law enforcement officials have the authority to effect arrests.
According to the data provided by Interpol, there are around 69,000 valid red notices at the present time, of which approximately 7,500 are public.