Alleged Russian drug dealer arrested hiding in Pattaya

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Chonburi Immigration Police arrested an alleged Russian drug dealer hiding out in Pattaya.

Andrey Kozlov, 30, was taken into custody June 9 at the Ban Suan Lalana Condominium in outer Jomtien Beach. Kozlov had been wanted on an arrest warrant issued by a court in Vladimir, Russia in February claiming he was a major narcotics distributor.

Kozlov’s visa was canceled and he was turned over to Interpol Russia as immigration authorities began his deportation process.

Thai police claim Kozlov admitted to being a drug dealer in Russia and that he fled to heavily-Russian Najomtien to hide out. He reportedly told police that, to avoid detection, he only went out at night.

Chonburi Immigration Police have arrested Andrey Kozlov (seated) on a request from a Vladimir, Russia court. Chonburi Immigration Police have arrested Andrey Kozlov (seated) on a request from a Vladimir, Russia court.