Two brothers who were wanted in the UK over suspected drug trafficking allegations have been arrested at a hotel in Thailand.

Joseph Mulhare, 43, and Gregory Mulhare, 38, were arrested in Chon Buri, south east of Bangkok, by armed Thai officers earlier this week.

Their arrest follows an appeal to the public from an organised crime unit who could not locate the brothers, from Wirral.

Merseyside Police confirmed on Friday that the Mulhares had been arrested and are being deported to the UK, but did not detail the allegations against them.

Joseph (left) and Gregory Mulhare were arrested earlier this week. Credit: North West Regional Organised Crime Unit

"We will be looking to speak to them when they return to the UK,” a spokeswoman said on Friday.

North West Regional Organised Crime Unit launched an appeal for the wanted brothers on November 14 as part of an investigation into the supply of Class A drugs.

The Bangkok Post reported the brothers were watched by a team of immigration and crime officers for days and had tried to throw police off their trail by taking a taxi to Suvarnabhumi airport only to leave and travel to Chon Buri.