Police find the body of Wayne Schneider in Pattaya on Dec 1, 2015.
|Wayne Schneider began his career as a meth cook and later joined the Hells Angels in Sydney. In 2006 he was accused of shooting a bouncer outside a nightclub. In 2012 he relocated to Pattaya, Thailand and established a massive drug network.|
Police believe that a $1.5 billion drug bust, netting two tonnes of MDMA (ecstasy) and nearly one tonne of Meth, was linked to the Hells Angels, Comancheros, and Schneider. Schneider’s naked body was found on November 30 last year in a shallow grave in eastern Thailand. Schneider's bodyguard Tony Bagnato was arrested in Cambodia days after the murder.
Antonio Bagnato sits in police custody in Phnom Penh
| Police arrested 26-year-old Antonio Bagnato in a raid on the cheap hotel in Phnom Penh. He could face a death sentence if found guilty.|
Tyler Gerard, 21, is escorted by police in Pattaya to re-enact the murder of Australian Hells Angels biker Wayne Schneider
|Tyler Gerald, 21, was one of the five men who abducted the Australian man from his home. Schneider has been described as a senior member of the Hells Angels.|
Pattaya beach, Thailand.
|The Hell's Angels chapter openly runs a bar with adjoining private members rooms called Angel's Place in Pattaya, where a commemorative stone has been erected in Schneider's honour. Virtually all the chapter's members are Australians. |
Antonio Bagnato is a former Sydney bikie member of the Comancheros, and is believed to have masterminded the attack.
Blood and bullet casings, as well as paraphernalia used for making crystal meth, were found at the scene.
|The naked body of Schneider, 38, was found buried in a two-metre-deep grave in roadside bushes near Pattaya. His neck was reportedly broken. |
Two security guards working at the housing estate told police they'd been threatened by a man with a gun and were warned to stay away. The guards then heard Mr Schneider calling for help and told police they saw five men with scarves tied across their faces bashing the 38-year-old.
|Three other suspects involved in the murder are still on the run. Two of them are believed to have fled to Australia.|
American Tyler Gerard, 21, was arrested as he attempted to cross the Thai border
Truck used in Schneider's murder