Police say Interpol has issued notice for Red Bull scion

In this April 5, 2017 file photo, Vorayuth "Boss" Yoovidhya walks to get in a car as he leaves a house in London. (AP photo)

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

Royal Thai Police spokesman Krissana Pattanacharoen said on Monday that his department had been notified by the international police network of the "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.

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