BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has approved the extradition to India of a Thai man suspected of helping to sell nearly $2 million of arms to an insurgent group.
India’s National Investigation Agency charged Wuthikorn Naruenartwanich and three others in 2011 with criminal conspiracy to wage war against the Indian government. It said they sold arms to ethnic Naga rebels who have been fighting India’s central government for more than 50 years, despite a 1997 a cease-fire.
A Bangkok Criminal Court said Monday it approved the extradition because prosecutors presented sufficient evidence that Wuthikorn is the same person wanted by Indian authorities.
He was arrested in Bangkok last August. If convicted, he could face a possible death penalty.