A French man and his Thai wife who were staying at a condo in Pattaya showed an interest in a Thai man’s Ford Ranger pick-up that was for sale.
Wirot Jandaharn, 48, trusted the couple and let them take it on a test drive but that was the last he saw of them.
They disappeared from the condo and headed to the north-east of Thailand.
They were caught on CCTV going through a drugs checkpoint in Sai Moon, Yasothorn on August 30th.
They then sold the vehicle to a man for 75,000 baht and headed for a holiday in Ao Nang in Krabi.
Pattaya police and Pattaya tourist police managed to trace the couple to Ao Nang where they were arrested.
They were named yesterday as 57 year old Albert Bachtoula Cherif and his Thai wife Nannapas Krawin, 31.
They have been charged with theft using a conveyance.
They told investigators they did not know the name of the man to whom they sold the Ford Ranger.