Police Say Interpol Has Issued Notice for Red Bull Heir

In this Nov. 26, 2016, photo provided by XPB Images, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya, second left, walks with his mother Daranee, second right, at the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi. Photo: XPB Images via Associated Press

BANGKOK Interpol has issued an international request for the arrest of the billionaire heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune, stepping up the hunt for the fugitive playboy wanted in allegedly killing of a traffic policeman in a 2012 hit-and-run incident in Bangkok.

Police spokesman Col. Krissana Pattanacharoen said Monday that his department had been notified by the international police network of the issuance of “Red Notice,” a worldwide request to find and provisionally arrest an individual, pending extradition.

Vorayuth Yoovidhya skipped Thailand at the end of April, just before authorities issued an arrest warrant after he repeatedly failed to meet with prosecutors since the September 2012 crash. He flew to Singapore on one of the family’s private jets. His trail has since gone cold.

A search by Khaosod English on the Interpol’s red notice database Monday afternoon found no mention of Vorayuth.