Cops detain Yiamwut Julapong on Monday in Khao Kho district of Phetchabun for the murder of New Zealand bodybuilder Stephen Miller in April 2006. (Image supplied/Wassayos Ngamkham)

The supposed gunman in the murder of a New Zealand male in Pattaya in 2006 has actually been apprehended.

Yiamwut Julapong, alias Pokpong, 40, was apprehended on Monday at Moo 5 town in tambon Thung Samo in Khao Kho district of Phetchabun province by Criminal activity Suppression Department authorities led by Pol Col Neti Wongkularb, leader of the CSD Sub-Division 5.

He was desired under an arrest warrant provided by the Pattaya Court on April 22, 2006, on charges of murder and prohibited belongings and bring a weapon in public without correct factor.

Mr Yiamwut is implicated of conspiring with Jintana Wichachai and Varathip Kasawong to eliminate Stephen Miller, a New Zealand business owner and bodybuilder who was Jintana’s sweetheart.

Miller was shot dead while riding his motorcycle near a golf driving variety on Pattaya Sai 3 roadway in Bang Lamung district, Chon Buri province, on April 20, 2006.

Cops private investigator stated Jintana and Miller lived as couple.

Miller presumably produced unapproved steroids for sale and export with Jintana assisting him send out the bundles to foreign customers and gather the cash from the prohibited sales.

Jintana admitted to conspiring in his murder. She declared that Miller regularly attacked her and had actually threatened to reclaim the prized possessions he had actually offered to her. She believed he was going to abandon her, ended up being really disappointed and chose to eliminate him.

Reports in New Zealand media at the time explained him as a caring male, which he and Jintana had actually been together for 5 months.

Jintana asked Mr Yiamwut and Varathip for aid, and the 3 prepared Miller’s murder.

Jintana and Varathip were later on apprehended. They stated it was Mr Yiamwut who shot Miller dead. The payment was reported to have actually been a gold locket.

Reports in Thai media at the time recommended she likewise had a Thai partner.

The authorities examination caused the arrest of Mr Yiamwut on Monday.

Mr Yiamwut rejected any participation in the murder.

He was turned over to Pattaya authorities for legal procedures.

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