UPDATE: Russian Arrested at Phuket Airport Allegedly Involved in Attempted Murder

Phuket –

A Russian man was arrested at the Phuket International Airport after he has allegedly been involved in the attempted murder of a foreign man.

The Phuket Immigration told the Phuket Express that on Monday (December 25th) in the morning they arrested the wanted suspect, a 53-year-old Russian. He was arrested at the arrival area of the international terminal and was taken to the Cherng Talay Police Station.

He is being accused of causing another person to commit offence by compulsion, threat, hire, asking as a favor or instigation (attempted murder of a Russian man with a gun).

The Phuket Express is withholding the name of the victim which was released by the Phuket Immigration.

The name of the Russian suspect and other details of the incident were not revealed by relevant officers other than reporting the incident in general to the press. The Russian man has not released a statement to the press.

The Phuket Express noted that the shooting incident was in Cherng Talay, Thalang because the suspect was taken back to the Cherng Talay Police Station instead of being taken to the Sakoo Police Station in the airport area as usual.

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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.