2 Russian fugitives hiding in Pattaya arrested

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Two Russians wanted back home on money-laundering charges are awaiting deportation after being captured while hiding out in Pattaya.

Immigration Police announced the arrests of Valery Bovsun, 38, and Andrey Ustinov, 40, July 20. Both were charged in a $25 million money-laundering scheme between 2006 and 2009 in Russia but managed to flee the country.

Russian Valery Bovsun and Andrey Ustinov are brought in to begin extradition proceedings. Russian Valery Bovsun and Andrey Ustinov are brought in to begin extradition proceedings.

Russian and Thai police tracked the pair to Pattaya where Bovsun was living with his Russian wife. He was apprehended while walking outside Boon Kajanaram Temple.

Ustinov, meanwhile, was running a bar and living alone in the Pattaya area. Records show he entered the kingdom in September 2009.