UPDATE: Arrest Warrant Issued for Tajikistani Man for Intent to Murder after a Russian Man Was Found Dead in Phuket

Phuket –

An arrest warrant has been issued for a Tajikistani man who has already left Thailand for intent to murder after a Russian man was found dead at a cannabis farm in Chalong.

Our previous stories:

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.

A Tajikistan suspect, 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.

Now for the update:

The Phuket Provincial Police told the Phuket Express that the suspect, identified only as Mr. Bakhtovar, a Tajikistan national, stayed alone at the cannabis farm inside the home. The Russian victim entered the house but he never came out before later being found dead with a slit throat. The Tajikistan suspect left the house after the alleged murder before leaving Phuket bound for Turkey.

The arrest warrant was issued by the Phuket Provincial Court on March 14th, 2024 for Mr. Bakhtovar.

An INTERPOL Red alert has also been issued for the suspect. The murder is speculated to have been over a business dispute involving the cannabis farm, say Phuket police.

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.