Russian Arrested in Satun For Alleged Involvement in Illegal Financial Transactions Generating a Billion Baht

Satun, Southern Thailand –

A wanted, overstaying Russian man was arrested in Satun after he was allegedly involved in illegal electronic financial transactions that generated more than a billion Baht.

The Royal Thai Immigration Bureau told TPN media that earlier this week they arrested a suspect identified only as Mr. Nagoro, 32, a Russian national in a car at a checkpoint near the border in Wang Prajan, Khuan Don district.

Officers checked his passport and he was found to be overstaying. TPN media notes that the exact period of his overstay was not specified by officials. He was taken to Khuan Don Police Station to face charges of overstaying. Officers also found that he is a wanted suspect under the Interpol Red Notice scheme.

He is allegedly a member of a major Russian criminal group which was allegedly involved in illegal electronic financial transactions that had generated more than a billion Baht with 164 million Baht of benefits. The suspect received ten percent from the benefits.

Mr. Nagoro has not released a statement to the press.

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.