TWO SUSPECTS in the killing of a woman are believed to have crossed into Myanmar's Tachilek town, opposite Chiang Rai's Mae Sai district, on May 25, which means their border passes will expire today.
Chiang Rai's Immigration police commander Pol Colonel Ekkorn Bussababordin said a border pass for Myanmar would remain valid for seven days.
"It seems that the passes of Priyanuch Nongwangchai and Kawita Rachada, who face arrest warrants for killing Warisara Klinjui, are going to expire, resulting in them returning to Thai soil.
"If they overstay the permit, Myanmar authorities can arrest them immediately without having to consult with their Thai counterparts," he said.
Warisara's body, which had been cut in half to fit into two buckets, was found buried in a field in Khon Kaen's Khao Suan Kwang district last week.
Police have issued arrest warrants for Priyanuch, 24, Kawita, 26, Wasin Namprom, 22, and Jidarat Phromkhun, 21, for allegedly being involved in killing Warisara and dismembering her body.
Khon Kaen police have also sought an arrest warrant for Apiwan Satayabundit who is believed to have entered Myanmar in the same vehicle as two of the suspects.
The suspects are believed to be working at an entertainment venue in Tachilek town, which is about six kilometres from the border.
Meanwhile, a lawyer representing Jidarat applied for her release on bail after she told police yesterday that she had nothing to do with the killing.