Cambodian police told Thai authorities that the 36-year-old suspect wanted in Thailand for the gruesome murder of his countryman David Bernat was arrested before midnight at a Cherry Happy foodshop at this famous resort town of Kampong Som or known as Sihanoukville.
He was trying to escape out of the country by sea, according to Cambodian authorities.
His Thai girlfriend Pritsana San-ubon confirmed the arrest of Mr Artur after she was shown by Thai authorities of the man arrested by Cambodian authorities.
Artur dressed in sports jacket, a blue Jean, wearing a dark glass and a sports shoe.
He was reported to be very exhausted upon his arrest last night.
A press conference will be held this morning by Cambodian police.
Artur was suspected by the police of murdering Spanish businessman David Bernat, chopping up his body in different parts and dumping them into the Chao Phraya river.
The suspect’s Thai girlfriend Pritsana has told the police in Surin province that the suspect came to stay with her at her house in Ban Nai in Tambon Sameong, Muang district of Surin since January 31 and left her house on Saturday. She however denied any involvement in the murder.
Earlier yesterday Pol Gen Panya Mamen, an advisor to the National Police Office, said that police were gathering evidences before asking the court for an arrest warrant for the suspect.
He said that police had the clues about the location where the victim was kept, killed and dismembered but he declined to elaborate.