A convicted Russian fraudster and drug dealer was arrested in Pattaya and deported.
Viachesfav Fillippov, 47, was apprehended Oct. 28 by Chonburi Immigration officers. Deemed a “dangerous person” he was processed for deportation for violating the country’s visa laws.
Authorities said Fillippov had been imprisoned four times over the past 22 years, including a total of 15 years for three fraud convictions and three years for drugs between 1994 and 2008.
He was released from prison and then came to Thailand, obtaining a visa despite Thailand’s prohibitions on granting them to convicted felons.