A cross-border alert is in place for a Northern Ireland man who is wanted in Thailand for the brutal murder of a prostitute.
Officers are working to locate Fermanagh man Neil Henry Elliott (48), who is believed to be staying in Co Cavan and is suspected of planning to flee the country from Dublin Airport.
Thai authorities want to re-arrest Elliott for the murder of a prostitute which happened in the city of Pattaya on April 29 at around 10pm.
The murder suspect has links to border counties including Louth, Monaghan and Cavan.
Local police said the dead sex worker - named Onn - had been picked up in the red light street Soi Buakhao in Pattaya and explained that the woman had been attacked with a "snooker cue until it snapped" and then killed "with a machete in a drug-fuelled sex session".
The city on Thailand's eastern seaboard is notorious for its round-the-clock sex industry.
Elliott is alleged to have visited a strip of closed bars before returning to his rented bungalow with a woman.
Thai police claimed that the murder victim was later found in the bathroom of the property with stab wounds to her neck and right wrist.
Police officers said they picked up Elliott on a nearby street after he left the property and crashed a motorcycle.
Police subsequently arrested him on suspicion of murder.
It was reported that he was handcuffed and driven to a police station for questioning in a pick-up truck.
Police Colonel Chiddecha Songhong, from the Bang Lamung district station, said Onn was aged between 35 and 40.
Senior sources said it is not known how or when Elliott managed to flee Thailand but he had relocated to his native Enniskillen before he is suspected of moving across the border.
He is due in court in Thailand on September 29.
It was previously reported that a large Northern Ireland flag was observed hanging at the entrance to Elliott's single-storey property in Pattaya.
Colonel Songhong said the officers detained Elliot after he was interviewed.
The senior officer added: "Initially, we have not found his identification documents yet.
"He will be remanded at the station for interrogation while the officers will search his house thoroughly again."
The police officer continued: "There were bloodstains on the floor and blood on many areas of the room.
"A snooker cue was broken and a knife about 60 centimetres with bloodstains was on the floor."
In May, it was reported that Elliott confessed to killing his young female victim after a drug-fuelled sex session.
Elliott is said to have admitted binging on the powerful drug yaba - a mix of speed and caffeine - before beating Onn to death and slashing her with a machete.
It is understood that Elliott claimed that he acted in self defence and instructed his lawyer to claim diminished responsibility due to the level of drugs in his system at the time of the killing.
And a second woman told the Sunday Life newspaper that she had survived a terrifying attack by 48-year-old Elliott in a hotel room just a few months earlier.
Thai-based sex worker Christina Ka described Elliott as a Jekyll and Hyde character.
"He turned from this normal, happy guy into this complete maniac who was screaming at me, hitting me and trying to strangle me," Christina had said.