|Owild – ‘women loved him”|
criminal Leon Owild who died aged 75 in a suburb of North West Copenhagen after
a long illness.
underworld smuggling cheap cigarettes in from Poland to Denmark.
the Danish legal system.
when he was arrested for drugs smuggling and sent back to jail.
him, the Danish Ekstra Bladet newspaper reported, and he boasted ten lovers at
the same time and a daughter in Pattaya – now aged 15.
former red light area of Copenhagen,
where his friends Niels Colov and Lonne Fristrup Jensen were both pimps.
|(Picture: Lonne, Jensen and Leon Owil on the left – Colov on the right|
Rene Larsen. Both Larsen and Jensen were
arrested – and Jensen was deported. But
Larsen made his own way back to Copenhagen after mysteriously escaping and
announced he would rather do his time there.
undergone a conversion. He became a Buddhist and a vegetarian, President of
the Pattaya-Jomtien Rotary Club, owner of the Pattaya People Media company, and
of course Group Leader of the Foreign Police Volunteer Assistants.
property, and pimping in Vesterbro, was wiped under Denmark’s rehabitation
laws. This was because he had not committed an offence for an extended period
offences in Pattaya where he received the blessing of the local police and they
enjoyed his entertainments.
made about him in connection to
allegations of extortion involving advertisers to the Pattaya People
Media group but none were ever made subject to any investigation. He also set about gathering numerous awards
for services to the community and frequently announced his charity donations.
|The publishers claiming to running Pattaya. Left Colov with Lone and right Noyes with his wife Wanrapa|
Colov sued Noyes for libel and also stealing his business directory and Noyes apologised and the two made a pact often being seen shaking hands in public.
He was convicted of attempting to extort the Thonglor Clinic in Jomtien out of 7 million baht. That was the price joint owner Michael Goulet was told he had to pay to do business in Pattaya.
scams in which punters were fooled into buying holiday and retirement homes
which would never be built while Colov awarded himself an UNESCO Cross for his
services to the community, (No such
award exists), and even bought a Papal blessing.
Rizal, an organization celebrating Philippines independence hero Jose Rizal.
|Colov with new ‘wife’ and Brian Sandberg|
fraternity on the map in Thailand long before the enclaves in Kata, Phuket and
could in some ways be said to have helped the ball rolling into the city taking
over from Southern Spain as the world’s ‘Costa del Crime’.