Hells Angels members arrested in Pattaya in
connection with 2015 murder.
Three Australian members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang have been arrested and charged with multiple offences in Thailand, with local authorities alleging their involvement
"in the murder and secret burial of an Australian two years ago."
The men, who are yet to be identified, were arrested alongside a Canadian national on Wednesday, in the Thai tourist district of Pattaya. All four men are aged between 32 and 42.
It remains unclear what charges have been laid, however it is said they are related to their alleged involvement in
"extortion, money laundering, illicit drugs and human trafficking."
Three Hells Angels motorcycle gang members were arrested alongside a Canadian national, in the Thai tourist district of Pattaya.
Acting deputy commissioner of tourist police Pol Maj Gen Surachet Hakpal, told local media the men
"were disguised as tourists and threatened national security."
"the same group of people involved in the murder and secret burial of an Australian two years ago,"
referring to the violent killing and burial of alleged Hells Angels drug kingpin Wayne Schneider in 2015.
The late former Hells Angel Wayne Schneider.
Schneider's naked and mutilated body was found in a grave a short drive from the Pattaya villa where he was abducted by five men, four of whom wore balaclavas.
The Thai arrests come as NSW Deputy State Coroner Teresa O'Sullivan handed down her findings into Schneider's death, finding the alleged drug kingpin died by homicide.
Police in Pattaya raided five luxury houses on Wednesday, seizing guns, ammunition, knives and two luxury vehicles.
A commemorative stone for Wayne Schneider at at a Hells Angels compound in Pattaya.
"These people entered Thailand, married Thai women, were without regular jobs, but had luxury houses and cars and spent lavishly."
It is understood police had planned to arrest a total of eight foreign nationals on Wednesday, however one has since fled the country, while the remaining three are believed to be hiding in Bangkok.
The permits and visas of all eight people have been revoked.
A spokeswoman for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said the Australian Embassy in Bangkok was "seeking to confirm the arrests of three Australians with local authorities and to offer them consular assistance in accordance with the Consular Services Charter."
The foreigners would face punishment in the country before being deported.
The police would not tolerate seeing criminals riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles around Pattaya with impunity.