Monday, March 20, 2017

3/20/2017 06:01:00 PM

Three farang citizens arrested in Pattaya on 

suspicion of drug trade.

Mikhail Kriventsov detained on suspicion of large-scale drug production, drug dealing and drug distribution, attends a press conference with his two alleged accomplices Anton Filippov and Alexander Danilov. 

All three are to be deported to Russia, Kriventsov on Interpol's international wanted list since 2014
Three man, wanted for a drug case in his home country under an Interpol warrant, is in police custody following a recent crackdown on European gangsters and other shady figures at eastern tourist destinations; Particularly Pattaya.

As the suspect Mikhail Kriventsov's passport had already been cancelled and he was likely overstaying his Thai visa, Interpol contacted Thai police and asked them to locate and arrest him – initially for the overstaying offence – and keep him in custody, a police source at the Immigration Bureau said on Monday morning.

Interpol wants him deported back to St Petersburg for allegedly being in possession of 109 grams of heroin with intent to sell, an offence punishable for up to 20 years in prison in Russia, the source said.

On Morning afternoon, Immigration Bureau chief Pol Lt-General Natthorn Phrosunthorn is scheduled to hold a press conference with the Provincial Police Region 2 and the Russian Embassy's police attache to detail the operation aimed at rounding up Russian and other European suspects.

Source: Thaich8


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