An Australian who allegedly kidnapped his two-year-old daughter and fled to Thailand was arrested after he demanded more than $A1 million in ransom from his ex-wife. The man was arrested by Royal Thai police as he entered a motel in Phuket. According to the Kom Chad Luek newspaper, the man's ex-wife had reported to Australian police that he had kidnapped their daughter in October after she was granted custody of the child following their divorce. He had contacted his ex-wife from Thailand in February and demanded a ransom of 30 million baht ($A1.18 million). Following the arrest, the girl was taken into the care of Thailand's community services department. Thai authorities are now considering extraditing the man to Australia.