A Malaysian national under the name of Chuah Chow Fay was caught at Moc Bai border gate in Tay Ninh province on suspicion of murder and was handed over to Ho Chi Minh City police on May 23.

According to HCM City police, Chuah Chow Fay was the main suspect in the murder of a 45-year-old US citizen at a hotel in Tran Phu Street, District 5, HCM City, on May 21.

He was captured at the border gate on the way of fleeing to Cambodia on May 22.

The municipal police said Chuah had confessed to the murder of the US citizen.

The Malaysian was earlier sentenced to three years in prison for forgery and was released in late 2013.-VNA