Fugitive Russian arrested in Pattaya

Friday, 27 June 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 26 By  Boonlua Chatree

Chonburi Immigration Police arrested a wanted Russian, an alleged mafia figure, who had been hiding out in Pattaya for two years.

 

Andrey Atamas, 41, was captured June 17 while shopping for construction materials at a Sukhumvit road supply store. He was carrying a Czech passport under the name Andrej Kristof.

Russian Andrey Atamas has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for his alleged role in a large-scale robbery in Russia by an organized-crime gang.Russian Andrey Atamas has been arrested on an outstanding warrant for his alleged role in a large-scale robbery in Russia by an organized-crime gang.

Immigration police conferred with the Czech embassy and determined the passport had been reported lost and altered to use a fake name.

Atamas confessed that he bought the passport for 70,000 baht and used it to enter the country.

Atamas is wanted in Russia for his role in a large-scale robbery by an organized-crime gang. He’d been in Pattaya about two years and had set up a real estate company called Glory International.

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