BANGKOK – The body of a Russian man found dead on Koh Samui Friday has been sent to Bangkok for a forensic examination. A forensic examination will be carried out at the Police General Hospital in Bangkok.
Pol Maj Gen Apichart Boonsriroj, said police want to establish the cause of death as they believe he died of mysterious circumstances.
Viacheslav Kolbunov was found dead with his dog on Friday afternoon. Both were believed to have been dead at least six days. Pol Maj Gen Apichart said police have collected fingerprints and traces of DNA for examination.
A preliminary police investigation found no evidence of a break-in and no indications that the man had died of unnatural causes.
Viacheslav’s Dog that died had suffered from a kidney problem, according a local veterinarian.
Neighbours said the Russian man had lived alone in the house for about ten years. He had a son who worked in China and occasionally came to Kok Samui to visit.
Pol Maj Gen Apichart said Viacheslav’s body would be sent for a forensic examination to establish the cause of death. No mention was made of what might have caused the dog’s death.
Major Drug Dealer “The Boss” Arrested on Koh Samui Island
Meanwhile, Police have taken down to be a major drug dealer “the boss”, after being hunted for over a year. Mr. Sompong Ruangsri was arrested Friday on charges of selling crystal meth on Koh Samui Island.
Surat Thani Governor Witchawut Jinto and Koh Samui Pol Maj-Gen. Apichart Boonsriroj announced on Sunday.
Pol Maj-Gen. Apichart said 2 cars, gold necklaces, 2 luxury wristwatches and 10 bank accounts have been seized.
The arrest of Mr Sompong followed two crackdowns on drugs on the resort island last year. The investigators pointed to a man known as “the boss” a key figure in the network.
Source: Bangkok Post, Thai Media