A businesswoman wanted for assisting former assistant abbot of Wat Samphanthawong, Phra Prommethi, to escape via the Laotian border and later to Germany has fled the country.
The wanted woman, Sasiorn Jiamvijitkul, 54,
a disciple better known by her nickname “Jum” is now in England.
She was reported to have escaped shortly before the immigration officials would be notified of the arrest warrant.
The police are still looking for four others who helped the monk to escape.
They include Peerawich Srisattha, 28, a close aide to former Phra Prommethi, and three other three Lao people for allegedly abetting Phra Prommethi’s escape out of Thailand.
The monk is currently in Frankfurt and is reported to be in the custody of German immigration officials after he reportedly asked for asylum.