Hot! “Jet-Setting Monk” Sought For Extradition

A former holy man known as the “jet-setting monk” is hiding out in the states while the Department of Special Investigation and Attorney General’s Office have called for him to be extradited back to Thailand.

Wirapol apparently owns a private jet. Image Credit: Roderick Elme (Flickr)

Wirapol apparently owns a private jet. Image Credit: Roderick Elme (Flickr)

As Chiang Rai Times reports, the Department of Special Investigation (DSI) have taken all the necessary legal steps to bring Wirapol back to Thailand, but it is up to US officials to decide.

Wirapol Sukphol has allegedly been granted permanency in the States, but this has not been confirmed by US authorities.

He has been accused of breaking his vows of celibacy and moral living. Two months ago a video of him on a private jet was posted to YouTube.

The Department of Special Investigation has pressed seven charges against him, including child abduction, statutory rape, fraud, money laundering and breaching the Computer Crimes Act.

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