Russian fugitive arrested in Chon Buri


CHON BURI, Feb 20 – Thai Immigration police arrested a 41-year old Russian, Dmitry Ishmukhametov, a fugitive suspect with a valid outstanding arrest warrant issued by a Russian court accusing him of embezzlement.

Chonburi Immigration Police chief, Pol Col Chaiyot Warakjunkiat told the media on Thursday that the Embassy of the Russian Federation had earlier contacted the Thai Immigration Bureau to help track the suspect after he fled the country to start up business in Thailand

Col Chaiyot said the suspect is being detained for his role in an alleged embezzlement scheme estimated to involve one million Russian rubles (some US$23,000). Investigation revealed that he had started a real estate company known as Anastasia International in South Pattaya which later led to the arrest while he was working at the company.

Mr Ishmukhametov confessed to alleged fraud and will be deported to Russia.