PATTAYA – Tourist Police chief Surachet Hakphan has told told a press briefing that a 39 year-old Russian National has been arrested on charges related to the possession of child pornography.
On Wednesday police raided a property in the Pratumnak Hill area of Pattaya and arrested Alexey Fadeev, 39.
During the raid police confiscated a notebook computer that was found to contain indecent images of children.
Tourist Police chief Surachet Hakphan said the man had been collecting a large amount of child pornography.
Specialist forensic officers are now checking the suspect’s computer to confirm if he created or distributed the material as this would determine if he would face additional charges.
Pol Maj-Gen Surachet said the arrest comes as police continue to close in on foreign pedophiles operating in Thailand.
Meanwhile, Tourist police have also arrested Kiselev Andrey Vladimirovice, 43, for producing fake cards and using them in illegally purchasing goods.
A search of the Russian’s house uncovered a machine for producing fake credit cards.
Along with a Thai man called Manoon Seusat the Russian had been buying building supplies from the Sap Siri and Tang Sae Yiang stores in Kanthornlal district of Sisaket.