Wanted Russian Man Arrested at Phuket Airport for Alleged Illegal Drug Importation

Phuket –

A wanted Russian man was arrested at the Phuket International Airport over allegedly importing illegal drugs.

The Phuket Immigration Office told the Phuket Express that on Wednesday (March 8th) they have arrested MR. ALEKSANDR KHUBBEEV, 37, a Russian national.

He is a wanted suspect with an arrest warrant from a Thai criminal court issued on February 16th, 2023, for the accusation of importing and selling illegal Category 1 drugs (methylenedioxyamphetamine MDA).

He was arrested at the Immigration Checkpoint in the International Arrival Terminal. It was unclear where he was arriving from.


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Goongnang Suksawat
Goong Nang is a News Translator who has worked professionally for multiple news organizations in Thailand for many years and has worked with The Pattaya News for more than four years. Specializes primarily in local news for Phuket, Pattaya, and also some national news, with emphasis on translation between Thai to English and working as an intermediary between reporters and English-speaking writers. Originally from Nakhon Si Thammarat, but lives in Phuket and Krabi except when commuting between the three.