Thai Immigration Police Arrest Russian Fugitives
BANGKOK – Bureau Chief Nathathorn Prousoontorn reports that Police have arrested two Russian men wanted in their home country on charges of smuggling chemicals and fraud, the arrest were announced on Sunday by the Immigration Bureau.
Eduard Malkov, a 44-year-old Russian, was wanted by Russian authorities and Interpol for smuggling steroid-based chemicals into Russia and jumping bail, the Bangkok Post Reported.
He was sentenced to three years in jail in Russia for transporting the chemicals, but he appealed against the decision and then fled the country after he was granted bail.
Russian authorities put out an international arrest warrant for Malkov through Interpol’s “red notice” system, Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn said.
The bureau found Mr Malkov living in Bang Lamung district of Chon Buri, working in a bakery shop.
Another Russian man, Yukin Evgeny, 39, was also wanted under an international arrest warrant issued by Russian authorities and Interpol.
Mr Evgeny allegedly forged documents from a Russian company so he could transfer money into his bank accounts, costing the company 2.5 million baht, police said.
Police arrested him in front of a Big C Super centre in Pattaya, Pol Lt Gen Nathathorn said.
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