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Thai police arrest suspected British drug trafficker

Thai police say they have arrested a British man wanted in his own country on a drug trafficking conviction.

The Narcotics Suppression Bureau says 47-year-old Jonathan Michael Moorby was detained in a joint operation with Interpol on an island in southern Thailand.

Police said Tuesday that Moorby had fled England before a court sentenced him to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine and amphetamines.

Police said they will charge Moorby with possession of a fake passport and illegal entry into Thailand before he is deported to Britain.