Suspect in Jimi “Slice” Sandhu Murder Arrested in Canada

A request for extradition to Thailand has been filed, after one of the suspects in the underworld murder of Jimi Sandhu, an Indian mobster killed in Phuket, was apprehended last week in Canada.

Matthew Dupre was detained on February 20 in Edmonton, Alberta, according to Prayuth Petchkhun, a deputy spokeswoman for the Office of the Attorney General (OAG).

Mr Prayuth stated that the Office of the Attorney General was attempting to bring him back to stand trial.

In Thailand, Mr Dupree and an accused accomplice face various charges, including the premeditated murder of Jimi “Slice” Sandhu in the parking lot of his leased beachfront property on Rawai beach in Phuket’s Muang district at 10.30pm on February 4.

Security camera footage from the murder site and the surrounding area allowed the two to be recognized.

The two suspects were not identified by the OAG on Monday. However, Phuket police commander Pol Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikhong earlier stated that the two were 37-year-old Canadian nationals who departed the resort island on February 6.

Gene Karl Lahrkamp and Matthew Leandre Ovide Dupre were listed as suspects in several media stories.

On Monday, Mr Prayuth acknowledged that Mr Dupre had departed Phuket for Canada on February 6, and that an arrest warrant had been filed for him on February 11 with Canadian authorities.

Four days later, the Royal Thai Police Office contacted the OAG to request his extradition, and on February 17, the Alberta Court issued an arrest order for him, resulting in Dupre being apprehended.