Russian Fugitives Arrested after Hiding in Phuket for 2 Years
PHUKET – Thai Authorities in collaboration with Interpol have arrested Two Russian Nationals wanted in Russia for drug offenses after they had been in hiding in Krabi and Phuket provinces for nearly two years.
Pol Lt Gen Suchart Theerasawat, an assistant police chief in charge of transnational crime, told the Bangkok Post that Roman Ledenev, 33, and Alexander Bukharev, 42, were arrested in Phuket on Friday.
He said the two entered Thailand with tourist visas. They are wanted under warrants from Interpol and Russian police on drug charges.
Pol Lt Gen Theerasawat said the two Russians would undergo legal proceedings at the Immigration Police Bureau, pending repatriation.
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