UPDATE: Foreign Suspect Allegedly Involved in Violent Death of Russian Man in Phuket Has Reportedly Left Thailand

Chalong –

A prime foreign suspect, who was allegedly involved in the case of a Russian man found dead with his throat slit in Chalong, Phuket, has reportedly left Thailand.

Our previous story:

A Russian man was found dead with a slit throat and signs of a struggle and foul play at a cannabis farm in Chalong, Phuket.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Commander Major General Sinlert Sukhum told the Phuket Express that residents living nearby the crime scene told Chalong police that there had been some fighting between several foreign men in front of the rental house two days before the body was found. The house was used for a cannabis farm. At this stage, Chalong police believe a conflict over the cannabis business led to the apparent murder.

Phuket Immigration checked and found that the prime suspect, identified by Immigration only as a Tajikistan man, had already left Phuket on Tuesday (March 12th) via flight No.TK172 headed to Istanbul in Turkey.

Evidence is being collected by Phuket police to request a formal arrest warrant for the Tajikistan man and an INTERPOL Red alert to co-ordinate with other countries to capture and expatriate the suspect back to Thailand.

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.