Justo has admitted to the blackmailing allegation

Xavier Justo

(The Malaysian Insider) – Thailand Royal Police are still in the process of investigating the case of former PetroSaudi International executive Xavier Andre Justo although he has admitted to blackmailing his former employer.

Thailand Royal Police spokesman Pol Lt Gen Prawuth Thavornsiri said Justo had admitted to allegations about blackmailing and attempting to extort his former employer.

“Yes, he did admit,” he said when asked by Bernama whether Justo had confessed to all allegations of blackmail and extortion.

He said Justo would be prosecuted in Thailand as the alleged offences occurred in Thailand.

On the report about a request by Malaysian police to interview Justo, he said that so far there had not been any official request or contact on the matter.

Malaysia was not the complainant or involved in this, only Thailand and PetroSaudi were involved, he said after the Royal Thai Police weekly press conference in Bangkok today.

Asked if Malaysian officials would be allowed to meet Justo, he said foreign officials from countries that were not involved in the case would not be allowed to see Justo.

“What status do Malaysian officials have in this case?” he said.

“As this case is a matter of international relations we will not allow any visit until the investigation process is done,” he said, stating that he was the only person authorised to speak about the case.

He said the case involved Switzerland (as Justo is a Swiss national), England where PetroSaudi is registered, and Thailand where the offences are alleged to have been committed.

Justo committed the offences in Thailand, and so he would be charged in Thailand under Thai laws, he said.