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Sex trafficker arrested abroad at gunpoint

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: February 01, 2013

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Andrew Wallace, 38, from Puriton, near Bridgwater in Somerset, was captured by police at a hotel in the capital Phnom Penh

A 38-year-old man convicted of human trafficking has been arrested at gunpoint in Cambodia after absconding while on bail.

Andrew Wallace, 38, from Puriton, near Bridgwater in Somerset, was captured by police at a hotel in the capital Phnom Penh at the request of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency. He has now been brought back to the UK.

In May 2010, Wallace was sentenced to two years in prison at Taunton Crown Court for bringing two Thai prostitutes to Somerset to work in the sex trade. After appealing his sentence and being granted bail, he was released from Channings Wood prison in Newton Abbot in December 2010.

Wallace was recalled to prison on in January 2011 after breaching his licence and flying to Thailand. He was arrested in Bangkok and deported to the UK in July 2011. But on his way home he switched planes at Mumbai and went to Cambodia.

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