DODGER BKK ANDREW TO BE SENT HOME TO JAIL
A Briton convicted of human trafficking has been arrested at gunpoint in Cambodia after absconding while on bail.
Andrew Wallace, 38, from Puriton, near Bridgewater in Somerset was captured by police at a hotel in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh at the request of Britain’s Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), according to local media reports.
He will be deported back to the UK where he faces a 2 year jail term.'
Wallace was sentenced in May 2010 at Taunton Crown Court for bringing two Thai prostitutes to Somerset to work in the sex trade.
The court heard that he advertised their services on a website and then split the proceeds with the women, who were based in Weston-Super-Mare.
Wallace appealed the sentence and was granted bail, but then absconded to Thailand, where he had previously worked as a teacher.
He was arrested in Bangkok where he was deemed an undesirable person by the Thai Immigration Department and deported to the UK on the 15th of July 2011.
However on his way back to the UK he switched planes in New Delhi, flying first to Malaysia and then returning to set up business in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Wallace was well known on the Bangkok expat internet forums where he was known as BkkAndrew.