Russian Gang Members ArrestedTwo Russian gang members who were wanted it Russia have been arrested by Pattaya immigration police.
PATTAYA – July 3,2015 [PattayaDailyNews]; at 14.30 pm Pol.Col.Prapansak Prasarnsuk-superintendent of immigration police-, Pol.Lt.Col.Ratchapong Teasud- deputy superintendent- and police officers together arrested Mr Atem Burdilpvsliy aged 29 from Russia who was being hunted by Interpol.
Pol.Col.Prapansak revealed that the police were notified by Russian officials that 2 Russian men that were wanted for robbery and fraud were hiding in Pattaya. On 11th March 2015, the police officers arrested Mr Sergey Kovalenko aged 25 who was the gang leader and the police officers also investigated and found out that Mr Atem was working out in a gym in South Pattaya where he was arrested.
Upon investigating Mr Sergey the police found out that he and his men had a gang named “Student” in Siberia, Russia and they extorted money, kidnapped, robbed and murdered local people. They were then hunted by Russian police so they fled to Thailand. Initially, the police officers prosecuted them for overstay and they were then deported back to Russia.
However, the police officers would like to inform people both Thais and foreigners if they have information about any criminals they should notify the Immigration police by calling 1178.